New Texas Non-Compete Case broken down into 5 Bullet Points
- In 2022, Rachel Johnson Greer was employed by Avenue7Media and signed a non-compete agreement
- Avenue7Media terminated Johnson Greer’s employment in June 2022
- Since her termination, Johnson Greer is alleged to have engaged in competitive activities in breach of the non-compete agreement and to have committed tortious activities to damage Avenue7Media
- Avenue7Media sought a preliminary injunction against Johnson Greer
- The court granted the motion in part, finding that Avenue7Media had a substantial likelihood of success on the merits and a substantial threat of irreparable injury if the injunction was not issued, but that the balance of hardships did not tip in Avenue7Media’s favor and the injunction would disserve the public interest
Avenue7Media, LLC filed a motion for a preliminary injunction against Rachel Johnson Greer in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas. The company alleged that Greer, who was terminated from her employment with the company in June 2022, had breached the non-compete agreement she signed and had engaged in activities that damaged the company, including interference with the company’s contractual relationships and misappropriation of funds. The court granted the motion in part, finding that the company had demonstrated a substantial likelihood of success on the merits and a substantial threat of irreparable injury if the injunction was not issued. The court also found that the threatened injury to the company if the injunction was denied outweighed any harm that would result if the injunction was granted, and that the grant of the injunction would not disserve the public interest. The court ordered Greer to cease her competitive activities and to return any proprietary information or property belonging to the company.