Cases from Florida

Southern District of Florida (Ft. Lauderdale)
Ultimate Software Group obtains permanent injunction against use of confidential client information by former sales representative

Ultimate Software Group (Plaintiff) designs and implements human resources, payroll, and talent management solutions. Defendant, a former member of Plaintiff's sales team, allegedly took with him a number of confidential spreadsheets identifying Plaintiff’s current accounts and prospects prior to his last day of employment. After Defendant’s termination, he accepted a position with one of Plaintiff's direct competitors. Plaintiff brought a lawsuit for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets, among other claims, and sought a temporary restraining order to keep Defendant from disclosing the materials that he allegedly misappropriated.

Although Plaintiff sought for more than $75,000 in damages and punitive damages, the parties stipulated to dismiss the case with prejudice according to a Consent Permanent Injunction against Defendant entered on May 20, 2011 barring the Defendant from disclosing any document obtained during his employment. No damages were awarded.