A federal district court judge on Friday agreed to issue the temporary restraining order and prompt discovery that AssuredPartners Inc. requested in poaching litigation it had brought against a competitor and five outgoing employees earlier this week.
Judgment given by Judge Robert C. Jones at the U.S. District Court in Reno AssuredPartners in Nevada, LLC vs. L / P Insurance Services, LLC states that the court has determined to grant TRO that "Assured is likely to succeed because of his claims" and that the broker "will suffer irreparable damage" if the defendants "may continue to misuse and misuse the insured's confidential information."
The defendants are ordered in TRO to return all confidential information, and from destroying all such information in their possession pending their return, including other provisions.It also requires them to make themselves available for deposit within 14 days.
AssuredPartner's lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, claims that the five employees who left the previous week, in addition to taking confidential information, have requested AssuredPartner's customers.
AssuredPartners had no cows comments and the defendants' lawyers did not respond to a request for comment.