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Tahitian Noni, the Utah based dietary supplement juice maker, has sued former MLM executive Robert Dean who allegedly jumped ship to work for a competitor.

Tahitian Noni won a partial victory in a decision entered in federal district court in Utah.  The court partially granted a preliminary injunction against Dean that will limit his work for Noni’s competitor.  While not a total victory for the supplement maker, the decision demonstrates the value of covenants not-to-compete when used in connection with key employee relationships.

To read the decision, click here.


Joel B. Rothman represents clients in intellectual property infringement litigation involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, defamation, trade libel, unfair competition, unfair and deceptive trade practices, and commercial matters. Joel’s litigation practice also includes significant focus on electronic discovery issues such as e-discovery management and motion practice relating to e-discovery.