Cases & Deals

Heatcraft obtains injunctive relief in trade secrets action

Clients Lennox International Inc.

Jones Day represented Heatcraft Inc. (the commercial refrigeration subsidiary of global heating/air conditioning manufacturer Lennox International) and obtained extensive temporary, preliminary and permanent injunctive relief enjoining trade secret misappropriation and related competitive activities. Notably, a former senior Heatcraft executive was enjoined from soliciting Heatcraft customers on behalf of a Heatcraft competitor based solely on a trade secret misappropriation theory, and despite the absence of any non-solicit or non-compete agreements with the former executive.

Heatcraft Inc. v. Paul Westbrook, Michael Straub and Heat Transfer Products Group ("HTPG"), LLC, Civil Action No. 14A-036785 (Ga. Super.)