Judge issues injunctions against former Borgata execs

One former exec has been ordered to return a phone to the operator.
One former exec has been ordered to return a phone to the operator.

Borgata filed a lawsuit last month accusing Ocean of poaching six of its former executives.

US.- A judge has issued temporary injunctions against two former Borgata executives, after the company launched a lawsuit last month accusing Ocean of poaching six former employees to obtain trade secrets.

District Judge Gloria Navarro has issued temporary restraining orders to prevent two current Ocean executives, William Callahan and Kelly Ashman Burke, from contacting any Borgata clients.

Judge Navarro also ordered Callahan to return a phone that contains information on key Borgata customers, including their personal numbers and food and betting preferences. Borgata had demanded its return.

The Judge commented: “The plaintiff also provides evidence that the phone bill associated with Callahan’s Plaintiff-issued phone confirms that Callahan contacted several of Plaintiff’s top customers.

“The evidence suggests that even if Callahan could perform his job with Ocean without violating his non-competition agreement, he has likely engaged in behavior that violates both his confidentiality and non-competition agreements.”

It was determined that there was no evidence that Ocean had made use of any of Borgata’s trade secrets. For that reason the judge did not order that the two executives be removed from their current roles.