The National Association of Realtors and Move Inc. has announced it’s preliminary injunction against Zillow and its chief industry development officer, Mr. Errol Samuelson. On July 1st, Washington state Supreme Court judge Barbra Linde granted the preliminary injunction against Samuelson which forbids him from preforming many of the duties he was hired for. The lawsuit developed after Samuelson quit his job and was sued for alleged breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and misappropriation of trade secrets. Judge Linde says that Samuelson embezzled Move’s and NAR’s secrets by acquiring them using improper means and copying information without proper permission. It has now been ruled that until the case is over Samuelson can’t directly or indirectly use, disclose, or rely on any NAR or Move confidential information and Zillow is not aloud to use any information previously obtained from Samuelson.
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