Press Release

Morgan Lewis Secures Permanent Injunction for Remote Year in Dispute with We Roam

June 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, June 12, 2017: Morgan Lewis successfully utilized the Defend Trade Secrets Act to obtain a permanent injunction for Remote Year after filing a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction on behalf of Remote Year and against We Roam, LLC.  

On May 4, 2017, Judge Richard Andrews of the District of Delaware granted the parties’ request for a permanent injunction, following Remote Year’s allegations that We Roam knowingly misappropriated Remote Year’s confidential trade secret information, including a list of over 7,000 Remote Year clients and potential clients, and attempted to use this information to solicit thousands of individuals on the aforementioned list, in violation of the DTSA, Delaware Uniform Trade Secrets Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Delaware Misuse of Computer System Information Act. 

The stipulated court order concerning Remote Year’s request for permanent injunctive relief requires that We Roam: (1) destroy all Remote Year information in its possession; (2) provide certifications that they are no longer in possession of any of Remote Year’s confidential trade secret information; (3) for a period of two years, refrain from soliciting, contacting, or doing business with approximately 7,000 individuals that appeared on the misappropriated Remote Year client list; and, (4) pay a $25,000 penalty for each violation of the order.

Link to Order and Remote Year’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction

The Morgan Lewis team representing Remote Year was led by partner Lisa Stephanian Burton and associate Justin K. Victor.