Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. v. Karpiak, 2007 WL 136743 (E.D. Pa. Jan. 12, 2007)

Key Insight: Court adopted magistrate’s recommendation and issued preliminary injunction ordering defendants to return Schwab’s client and business information and to turn over to their counsel any information in electronic form (including but not limited to personal computers, lap top computers, Blackberries, Treos, Palm Pilots, mobile telephones and any other device in, or on, which data can be electronically stored), so that defense counsel could preserve the integrity of such devices and data and immediately make such devices and data available for inspection and duplication by plaintiff’s counsel and/or computer forensic consultants

Nature of Case: Breach of employment agreement

Electronic Data Involved: Trade secret information in electronic form

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