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Easy Access Distribution, Inc. v. Potter, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-053-17)

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS     SUFFOLK, ss.                                                                                   SUPERIOR COURT                                                                                                             CIVIL ACTION 2017-1105     EASY ACCESS DISTRIBUTION, INC.   vs.     JASON POTTER, DAVID LESSOR and NOVUS DISTRIBUTION, INC.           MEMORANDUM OF DECISION AND ORDER ON THE PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION   The defendant, Jason Potter, was an employee of the plaintiff, Easy Access Distribution, Inc. (Easy Access).  Potter, together with defendant David Lessor, formed defendant Novus Distribution, Inc. (Novus).  Novus is a competitor of Easy Access.  The case is presently before the court on Easy Access’ motion for a preliminary injunction, among other things, enjoining the defendants from competing with Easy Access or soliciting any of Easy Access’ vendors or customers.  The motion is DENIED, for the reasons that follow. FACTS The following facts are drawn from the parties’ affidavits and briefly summarized only to the extent necessary to provide context to the court’s decision. Easy Access is a distributor of audio/visual (AV) electronic equipment. It purchases this equipment from vendors and sells it to installers, who install it in businesses and residences.  There are a number of businesses who distribute/wholesale this AV equipment.  It is a competitive industry. Potter began work for Easy Access in 2009. Prior to that time, he worked for another electronics distribution company. He was involved in sales, marketing and purchasing.  Easy Access asserts that Potter signed a Proprietary Rights Agreement, which contains a covenant not to compete, when he first began work, although it does not presently have a signed copy of that Agreement. Potter attests that he signed only an At-Will Employment Agreement and never signed a Proprietary Rights Agreement or any other contract that contained a restrictive covenant not to compete. In 2015, Potter and Lessor, who had run an electronics integration company that installed AV equipment, entered into discussions with the owners of Easy Access with a view to purchasing it.  In connection with those negotiations, they signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement.  They returned all confidential materials shared with them by Easy Access when the parties could not agree on terms and the negotiations ended in April, 2016. On April 21, 2016, Potter sent Easy Access a resignation letter.  He declined an offer to stay on for an additional six months.  His last day at Easy Access was May 20, 2016. On that day he sent a blast email to his contacts (dealers and vendors) using his Easy Access computer in which he: thanked the recipients for their business; announced that he was leaving Easy Access; stated that he had the highest regard for Easy Access and wished it continued success; and stated that he planned on remaining in the industry and hoped […]


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 8, 2017 at 5:17 pm

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Fun and Easy 4th of July Recipes

By Dana Leigh Smith Whether you are hosting a red, white and blue soiree or attending a patriotic potluck, these irresistibly delicious America-themed dishes are sure to please any crowd. From cocktails and appetizers, to main dishes, sides and dess South End Patch News


Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - July 3, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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