Cases & Deals

Dex Media successfully defeats application for TRO in "inevitable disclosure" and trade secret misappropriation lawsuit filed by competitor

Client(s) Dex Media, Inc.

Jones Day successfully defeated an application for a temporary restraining order for its client Dex Media, Inc. ("Dex Media") in a trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract case filed by hibu, Inc., a competitor of Dex Media. In the lawsuit, hibu alleged that its former executive, John Wholey, misappropriated confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information to use for the benefit of his new employer, Dex Media, and sought an injunction prohibiting Wholey from working at Dex Media. In a twelve-count complaint., hibu lodged accusations of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy, and intentional interference with a contract, among other things. Jones Day successfully defeated Plaintiff's petition for a temporary restraining order and secured an order from the court permitting Wholey to work for Dex Media.

hibu, Inc. v. John Wholey and Dex Media, Inc., Case No. 2014-31910 (Ct. C.P. Montgomery Cty., Pa.); Dex Media, Inc. v. hibu, Inc., et al, Case No. 15--CVS-725 (N.C. Super.)