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.