Robinson Bradshaw Wins Preliminary Injunction for XPO LogisticsPDF
Robinson Bradshaw secured a preliminary injunction on behalf of XPO Logistics in a noncompete dispute in federal court. The injunction bars a former XPO manager from working for the company's direct competitors for six months post-employment, per the company's noncompete agreement. The manager accepted a position at another freight shipping and logistics provider while still employed by XPO.
The manager is also accused of stealing confidential business materials and proprietary information from XPO related to the company's operations, business strategy, customers and financial information. Chief U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney ordered her to return those materials, noting the transfer as "indication of her intent to reference and use XPO's own proprietary methods after her employment with XPO."
"XPO has a legitimate interest in being able to share confidential information with its employees without fearing that it will end up in the hands of a competitor," Whitney wrote.
Robinson Bradshaw attorneys David C. Wright III, Douglas M. Jarrell and Gabriel Wright represented XPO in this case.
Law360 covered the injunction in a recent article. "XPO Wins Preliminary Injunction In Noncompete Dispute" is available here.