IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
August 9, 2012
WEBMD HEALTH CORP., PLAINTIFF
ANTHONY T. DALE, DEFENDANT
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Gene E. K. Pratter United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 9th day of August, 2012, upon consideration of WebMD's Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Docket No. 2, 3), Mr. Dale's response thereto (Docket No. 13), the parties' proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law (Docket Nos. 55,56, 57, 61, 62), WebMD's Motion in Limine (Docket No. 41) and Mr. Dale's response thereto (Docket No. 42), and following a hearing on May 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2012, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. WebMD's Motion in Limine (Docket No. 41) is deemed MOOT.*fn1
2. WebMD's Motion (Docket No. 2) is GRANTED as follows:
a. Defendant Anthony Dale is preliminarily enjoined until December 31, 2012 from selling, marketing, supervising the sale of, and product development of online advertising and promotion of health- and wellness-related products provided to users via online means, including through www.healthgrades.com and www.bettermedicine.com, whether sold, marketed or provided on a stand-alone basis or as a component of other products.
b. Within 14 days of the date of this Order, WebMD shall post a bond, issued by a reputable bonding company, in the amount of $25,000.
3. A status conference, during which the Court will delineate a schedule with respect to the continued management of this case shall be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Chambers.
BY THE COURT:
Gene E.K. Pratter