Fletcher Tilton Attorneys Ponte, Tootell and Brangwynne Successfully Obtain Preliminary Injunction Against Former Manager Concerning Alleged Breach of Separation AgreementFeaturing Adam C. Ponte, Rosemary M. Tootell and Michael E. Brangwynne on October 25, 2022
Fletcher Tilton Attorneys Ponte, Tootell and Brangwynne Successfully Obtain Preliminary Injunction Against Former Manager Concerning Alleged Breach of Separation Agreement
(Essex County Superior Court, Newburyport, Massachusetts) (October 24, 2022) --- Fletcher Tilton litigation attorneys, Adam Ponte, Rosemary Tootell and Michael Brangwynne, secured a preliminary injunction against a former manager/owner of the firm’s client, a local cannabis business based on the North Shore. The matter involves the company’s assertion that its former manager breached the parties’ separation agreement, including misappropriation of company proprietary data, trade secrets and other sensitive information. Fletcher Tilton argued that the former manager had also exerted complete and unauthorized control over the company’s cloud data following the execution of the separation agreement. The motion for injunction included requests that the former manager no longer use the company name, cease representing himself as being affiliated with the company, and that he immediately restore company access to its cloud data and communications.
The Court, after substantive briefing and oral argument, awarded the preliminary injunction in favor of the firm’s client. The order was issued on October 24, 2022, only days following the oral argument, requiring the defendant to immediately restore the company’s access and to cease further use of confidential and proprietary information.
Case Citation: Greenbox Direct LLC v. Zachary Johnson, Essex County Superior Court (Newburyport), No. 2277-0978-B