H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. v. Sheets et al
|February 9, 2006
|US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
|Edward B Atkins
|David L. Bunning
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|28 U.S.C. § 1332 Diversity-Contract Dispute
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|March 3, 2006
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER, 1) granting 2 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by H&R Block Tax Services, Inc. 2) upon the posting of the bond set forth herein, and during the pendency of this litigation up to and through 12/18/06 dfts are enjoined fr om following A) Competing, directly or indirectly with H&R Block or its franchisee in the business of preparing tax returns or performing related services in or within 45 miles of West Liberty, Kentucky B) Participating in any business, in any capaci ty, either directly or indirectly by acting individually to file, prepare, or assist in preparing tax returns or performing related services w/in 45 miles of West Liberty, Kentucky C) Soliciting, directly or indirectly by mail, phone, in person, or b y way of any advertisement, or diverting from H&R Block Services, Inc. or its franchisees any person for whom Letha Sheets, or anyone else who prepared a tax return or performed related or add'l services as defined in the franchise agreement dat ed 12/18/90 between Letha Sheets and H&R Block D) Using or divulging any information or knowledge concerning but not limited to confidential customer and proprietary information belonging to H&R Block 3) dfts shall immediately transfer posession to H &R Block all customer information and customer tax returns and all materials, data and property of H&R Block including all computer software provided by H&R Block to Letha Sheets, all sets and copies of the Manual and all books, records, customer lis ts, forms, files and computer storage materials 4) H&R Block shall deposit w/clerk of this court a bond in amt of $5,000.00 five thousand dollars and 5) granting 26 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re 1 Complaint, dfts shall file answer no later than 3/20/06. Signed by Judge David L. Bunning. (SMT)cc: COR
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