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Court Vacates Preliminary Injunction Enforcing Non-Disclosure Covenant Where Former Employer Did Not Allege Any Prior Violation and Did Not Establish a Legitimate Business Interest in Customer Relationships

In an appeal of a preliminary injunction, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed part of the appeal as moot while vacating the remaining provisions of the preliminary injunction. Vital Pharm., Inc. v. Alfieri, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 1771 (11th Cir. Jan. 20, 2022). Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. brought suit against four former employees and a competitor based on certain restrictive covenants in its...

Court Refuses Stay of COVID-19 Abortion Injunction

COVID-19 is showing its across-the-board implications and triggering quick action from courts.  Though the high-profile abortion case of Robinson v. Attorney General, Alabama, 2020 WL 1952370 (11th Cir. Apr. 23, 2020), might not ordinarily be featured in this blog, the case represents the first round of COVID-19 cases to make its way up to the Eleventh Circuit and highlights the...

Trademark Plaintiff Waited Too Long to Douse the Fire

When an opinion opens with “the plaintiff pursued its preliminary-injunction motion with the urgency of someone out on a meandering evening stroll rather than someone in a race against time,” there isn’t much suspense about who’s going to win and why, and the court did indeed affirm the denial of preliminary injunctive relief in Wreal, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc., 2016 WL 6310784 (11th...