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Aventri, Inc. v. Tenholder

United States District Court, D. Connecticut

December 18, 2018

AVENTRI, INC Plaintiff,
v.
TENHOLDER ET AL Defendant.

          ORDER ON PLAINITFF'S MOTION FOR TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER

          Kari A. Dooley United States District Judge

         Before the Court is the Application for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction (the “Application”) filed by the Plaintiff Aventri, Inc. (“Aventri”). The Court has reviewed the Application and all related filings thereto.

         “The traditional standards which govern consideration of an application for a temporary restraining order … are the same standards as those which govern a preliminary injunction.” Local 1814, Int'l Longshoremen's Ass'n v. N.Y. Shipping Ass'n, Inc., 965 F.2d 1224, 1228 (2d Cir. 1992). In order to obtain a preliminary injunction, a party must demonstrate “(1) irreparable harm in the absence of the injunction and (2) either (a) a likelihood of success on the merits or (b) sufficiently serious questions going to the merits to make them a fair ground for litigation and a balance of hardships tipping decidedly in the movant's favor.” MyWebGrocer, L.L.C. v. Hometown Info., Inc., 375 F.3d 190, 192 (2d Cir. 2004) (quoting Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, Inc. v. Otsar Sifrei Lubavitch, Inc., 312 F.3d 94, 96 (2d Cir. 2002)). Pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 65(b), the Court makes the following findings:

         Aventri provided notice via electronic mail and FedEx delivery of this Application to the Defendants Michael Tenholder (“Mr. Tenholder”) and counsel for Cvent, Inc. (“Cvent”) (collectively, the Defendants) on December 17, 2018. An electronic summons was issued in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 4 and D. Conn. L. Civ. R. 4 as to the Defendants on December 18, 2018. The Defendants have not yet appeared.

         Aventri has demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits on the breach of contract cause of action.

         Aventri has established a sufficiently serious question of whether Mr. Tenholder is in violation of the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1836 and the Connecticut Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 35-50 to 35-58, making those questions a fair ground for litigation. The Court makes no finding regarding claims brought against the Defendants pursuant to the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-110a et seq.

         The Plaintiff will suffer significant and substantial irreparable harm if temporary relief is not granted.

         The hardship to the Defendants occasioned by this grant of temporary relief is de minimus, in light of the scope of the relief granted.

         There is a substantial public interest in the protection of trade secrets and proprietary information as well as the enforceability of contracts.

         Effective immediately and at least until such time as a hearing is convened on the Application, it is hereby ORDERED:

         Mr. Tenholder shall not disclose, discuss, copy, use or permit to be used, by any person or entity, any of Aventri's “Confidential Information” as that term is defined in the Obligations Agreement dated August 3, 2015.

         To the extent that Cvent is in possession of any of Aventri's Confidential Information as that term is defined in the Obligations Agreement dated August 3, 2015, Cvent shall not disclose, discuss, copy, use of permit to be used, such Confidential Information.

         Mr. Tenholder shall not solicit, induce, attempt to solicit or induce, directly or indirectly, current “Customers”, as that term is defined in the Obligations Agreement dated August 3, 2015, of Aventri or those persons or entities that were prospective Aventri Customers as of November 12, 2018.

         Mr. Tenholder shall not contact any such Customers or prospective Customers for any business reason, if to do so is an act made on ...


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