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Hatfield v. AutoNation, Inc.

Hatfield v. AutoNation, Inc.

Case Date: 01/04/2006
Citation: Hatfield v. AutoNation, Inc., 939 So. 2d 155 (Fla. 4th DCA 2006)
Court Type: Florida State Court
Court: Fla. 4th DCA
Judge: Judge: Barry J. Stone

Hatfield appealed the trial court’s granting of a temporary injunction, asserting that AutoNation did not show irreparable harm and that there was no proof the information Hatfield took was subject to Florida’s Uniform Trade Secrets Act.


The Court affirmed the trial court’s temporary injunction. Hatfield misappropriated materials from AutoNation and sent himself emails and attachments with proprietary data. Therefore, AutoNation demonstrated irreparable harm and a likelihood of success on the merits. Further, because of the trade secret information, any other remedy was inadequate at law, and it was clearly within the State’s interest to protect confidential information.

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E-Discovery Issues: Temporary Restraining Order
E-discovery Tags: Forensic Analysis/Examination, Trade Secrets
E-discovery subjects: Computer, Email, Hard drive

Published: March 2nd, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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