Kirkwood Claims Early Court Nod

WILMINGTON, MA—Middlesex Superior Court has denied Globe Direct’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Kirkwood Direct and some employees formerly employed by Globe Direct.

Globe Direct had sought to enjoin former employees from calling on clients while representing Kirkwood Direct. But the court ruled that Globe Direct “had failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits.”

Globe Direct is a direct marketing subsidiary of the Boston Globe newspaper.

“We are gratified, but not surprised, by the court’s ruling,” said Stephan Duncan, president and general manager of Kirkwood Direct, in a release.

Globe Direct filed suit, alleging that former employees now with Kirkwood Direct had misappropriated trade secrets and confidential information from Globe Direct. It will likely take about a year for the court case to go to trial.

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