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Heralds of the Gospel Found., Inc. v. Varela

Heralds of the Gospel Found., Inc. v. Varela

Case Date: 06/23/2017
Citation: Heralds of the Gospel Found., Inc. v. Varela, CASE NO. 17-22281-CIV-COOKE/GOODMAN, 2017 WL 3868421 (S.D. Fla. June 23, 2017)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Southern District of Florida (S.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Jonathan Goodman

Plaintiffs moved for a temporary restraining order in a case of copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets.


The Court recommended that the temporary restraining order be granted. Plaintiff demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits with respect to the copyright and trade secret misappropriation claims. Additionally, Plaintiff sufficiently demonstrated irreparable harm, as Plaintiff was able to show past damages to its reputation and donations which indicated that future harm was not mere speculation. Further, a balance of hardships was heavily in Defendant’s favor, and public interests would be protected by strengthening trade secret protection.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Strike (Doc. 21) 

Response to Motion to Strike (Doc. 29)

Order on Motion to Strike (Doc. 64)

E-Discovery Issues: Temporary Restraining Order
E-discovery Tags: Identical Copies, Possession or Control, Sources of ESI, Trade Secrets
E-discovery subjects: Email, Internet usage, Social Media

Published: January 31st, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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