Document Technologies, Inc. et al v. West et al

Plaintiff: Document Technologies, Inc., Epiq Systems, Inc. and Epiq Ediscovery Solutions, Inc.
Defendant: Steven West, John Parker and Seth Kreger
Case Number: 1:2017cv02405
Filed: April 3, 2017
Court: New York Southern District Court
Office: Foley Square Office
Presiding Judge: Jed S. Rakoff
Nature of Suit: Other Statutory Actions
Cause of Action: 18:1030
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

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July 6, 2017 74 Opinion or Order of the Court OPINION: The Court held a three-day evidentiary hearing on whether plaintiffs' were entitled to injunctive relief and, on the basis of the Court's assessment of the evidence presented at that hearing (including its assessment of the witness es' demeanor and credibility), denied plaintiffs' motion by bottom-line Order dated June 16, 2017. This Opinion explains the reasons for that ruling. DTI's motion for a preliminary injunction fails as to the facts and the law. On the f acts, DTI mistakenly portrays what are in actuality innocuous or otherwise legitimate acts by LDiscovery and the Individual Defendants as part of a conjectural (but unsupported) scheme to misappropriate DTI's trade secrets and improperly compete for its clients and employees. On the law, DTI's expansive view of its trade secrets and the restrictive covenants in its employment agreements is at odds with New York law and the testimony elicited during Court's three-day evidentiary h earing, and DTI accordingly has failed to show a likelihood of success on the merits or imminent and irreparable harm. For all the foregoing reasons, the Court denied DTI's motion for a preliminary injunction in its Order dated June 16, 2017, and as further set forth herein. (Signed by Judge Jed S. Rakoff on 7/5/2017) (ras)

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Plaintiff: Document Technologies, Inc.
Represented By: Dale Rose Goldstein
Represented By: David W. Long-Daniels
Represented By: Harold S. Shaftel
Represented By: Richard Valladares
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Plaintiff: Epiq Systems, Inc.
Represented By: Dale Rose Goldstein
Represented By: David W. Long-Daniels
Represented By: Harold S. Shaftel
Represented By: Richard Valladares
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Plaintiff: Epiq Ediscovery Solutions, Inc.
Represented By: Dale Rose Goldstein
Represented By: David W. Long-Daniels
Represented By: Harold S. Shaftel
Represented By: Richard Valladares
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Defendant: Steven West
Represented By: David Sapir Lesser
Represented By: Hallie Beth Levin
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Defendant: John Parker
Represented By: David Sapir Lesser
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Defendant: Seth Kreger
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