Ansys, Inc. v. Computational Dynamics N. Am., Ltd., No. 09-2634 - Contract Law - U.S. First Circuit
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Ansys, Inc. v. Computational Dynamics N. Am., Ltd., No. 09-2634

In plaintiff's suit against its former employee and his new employer (a competitor) claiming breach of noncompetition and confidentiality clauses in the employee's employment contract, interference with contractual relations, misappropriation of trade secrets, and unfair trade practices, denial of plaintiff's request for preliminary injunction to enforce the provisions of a one-year noncompetition clause in the employment agreement is affirmed as the district court did not abuse its discretion by finding that plaintiff has failed to make a showing of likelihood of success on the breach of contract claim, or a likelihood of irreparable injury.     

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Appellate Information

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Decided February 12, 2010

Judges

Before: Lynch, Chief Judge,  Howard, Circuit Judge, and Woodlock, District Judge

Opinion by  Circuit Judge Lynch

Counsel

For Appellant:    Wilbur A. Glahn, III, Cameron G. Shilling, Cathryn E. Vaughn, and McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association

For Appellee:   Geoffrey J. Vitt, Elizabeth K. Rattigan, Vitt & Ratigan, PLC, Michael A. Schlanger, Shelli L. Calland, and Covington & Burling LLP