Trade Secrets

Apr
04

Big Law Recruiter Loses Appeal of $6,391,732 Award to Former Employer

Collection efforts have recruiter on the run In September 2022, Staffing Legal news reported that a Texas federal judge found legal search recruiter Evan P. Jowers was liable to his former employer, MWK Recruiting, for misappropriating candidate lists and violating his non-competition agreement: Recruiting Agency Awarded $3,640,132.60
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Mar
25

Court Denies Acara's Motion to Dismiss System One's Tempnapping Case

Injunction Hearing Scheduled In unusually rapid fashion, U.S. District Court Judge Maryland Horan has denied Acara Solutions' request for dismissal of System One's "tempnapping" lawsuit filed last month in Pennsylvania. The lawsuit (attached below) seeks to prevent Acara from hiring 200 System One workers
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Mar
07
Barrett Business Services Lawsuit Alleges Trade Secret Misappropriation

Barrett Business Services Lawsuit Alleges Trade Secret Misappropriation

A lawsuit filed on March 4, 2024, by Barrett Business Services (copy attached below) provides a primer on how to appropriately protect the trade secret status of your client and candidate lists.
3 min read
Jan
24

Hayes Medical Staffing Wins Injunction Against Jobot Hires

But court declines to enforce noncompete agreements.
3 min read
Nov
13

Allegis Group vs Jobot: the War Continues

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Sep
05

National Staffing Solutions Sues Former Employee Under Computer Fraud Statute

Lawsuit alleges former nurse recruiter stole candidate database after loading computer sharing software National Staffing Solutions has filed an unusual data theft lawsuit in Florida (Complaint attached). While data theft cases are not uncommon, it is rare to see one that seems to fit the requirements for relief under the
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Aug
16

BIOPOINT VS CATAPULT SOLUTIONS GROUP: NONCOMPETE CASE OF THE YEAR

Inside job yields a $5,061,444 damage award - ruling pending on $2,503,457 attorneys' fee claim I see a big one like this every couple of years. The largest damage awards in unfair competition cases usually involve some form of trade secret misappropriation, and this one
3 min read
Sep
26

Recruiting Agency Awarded $3,640,132.60 in Lawsuit Against Former Employee

Non-compete case provides insights into Big Law recruiting.
2 min read