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LOOMIS v. DIRECT INTERNATIONAL

United States District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania


November 16, 2005.

RODNEY J. LOOMIS d/b/a LOOMCO, Plaintiffs,
v.
DIRECT INTERNATIONAL, INC., PAUL DEMOCKO, ROBERT REAGLE II, DANIEL R. WHITE and JIANIMNG YANG Defendants.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: GARY LANCASTER, District Judge

PERMANENT INJUNCTION AND FINAL JUDGMENT ON CONSENT

The plaintiff Rodney J. Loomis, d/b/a Loomco ("Loomco") having filed a complaint against defendants Direct International, Inc. ("Direct"), a corporation duly organized and existing under the laws of the State of Ohio, which maintains its principal place of business at 1101 Andrews Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, and Paul Democko, Robert J. Reagle II, Daniel R. White and Jianming Yang (the "Individual Defendants"), asserting causes of action for (i) copyright infringement, arising out of Direct's sale and offering for sale of products that Loomco claimed infringed the Loomco Copyrights (the "Complained-Of Goods"), (ii) claims based on the Individual Defendants' anticompetitive activities against Loomco and their misuse of confidential and proprietary business information unlawfully taken from Loomco, including claims of breach of contract; misappropriation; breach of the duty of loyalty; tortious interference with contractual and business relations; corporate raiding and unfair competition; civil conspiracy; and defamation and commercial disparagement (collectively referred to as the "State Law Claims") and iii) claims for trademark and trade dress infringement. The parties having entered into a Settlement Agreement dated November 9th, 2005 providing, inter alia, for the entry of this Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment on Consent; and

This Court having jurisdiction over the subject matter of this action and over defendant Direct and the Individual Defendants, and venue in this action being proper in this judicial district;

  IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that defendant DIRECT INTERNATIONAL, INC., its directors, agents, employees, affiliates, divisions and subsidiaries, as well as the Individual Defendants, agree that they shall be PERMANENTLY ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from (i) the manufacture, purchase, distribution, advertisement, promotion, display, marketing, offer for sale, sale or any other commercial exploitation of any kind, of the Complained-Of Goods identified in the Settlement Agreement dated November 9th, 2005; (ii) contacting any of Loomco's customers, vendors and suppliers in an effort to interfere with Loomco's business relations; and (iii) using, appropriating or disclosing at any time, for any purpose, any of Loomco's confidential and proprietary documents, business information and trade secrets including, but not limited to, product, pricing and customer and supplier information.

  This Court retains jurisdiction for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment on Consent by way of contempt or otherwise. Direct and the Individual Defendants agree not to contest the validity of the Loomco Copyrights in any such proceeding.

  The parties waive appeal of this Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment on Consent.

  This Permanent Injunction and Final Judgment on Consent shall operate as the Final Judgment in this action. SO ORDERED.

20051116

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