UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
November 23, 2010
ANIMAL BLOOD BANK, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION; MICHAEL W. KAUFMAN, AN INDIVIDUAL; AND PATRICIA M. KAUFMAN, AN INDIVIDUAL, PLAINTIFFS,
ANNE S. HALE, AN INDIVIDUAL, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Frank C. Damrell, Jr. United States District Judge
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiffs Animal Blood Bank, Inc., et. al. ("ABB") move this court for a preliminary injunction that enjoins defendant from competing or interfering with ABB, and requires defendant to refrain from misappropriating ABB's trade secrets.*fn1
Parties are hereby ordered to meet and confer regarding a stipulation as to use of the contents of defendant's laptop within the next forty-five days. In order to allow plaintiffs sufficient time to examine the contents of defendant's laptop, defendant shall refrain from utilizing the information contained on her laptop in her business activities during this forty-five day period. Further, during this forty-five day period, neither party shall disclose the contents of defendant's laptop to any party other than counsel or designated experts.
Plaintiffs withdraw their motion as to defendant's competition, or interference, with ABB's business; therefore this portion of plaintiffs' motion is DENIED as moot.
As to the matter of misappropriation of ABB's trade secrets, this portion of plaintiffs' motion is DENIED without prejudice for failure to submit admissible evidence to establish success on the merits.
This matter is continued to Friday, January 14, 2011 for further status. If the parties inform the Court that they have reached an agreement as to the above matter, the status hearing will be vacated.
IT IS SO ORDERED.