Premier Rides, Inc. v. Stepanian
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying 3 Motion for TRO. Signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis on 11/21/2017. (kw2s, Deputy Clerk)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND
PREMIER RIDES, INC.
* CIVIL ACTION NO. MJG-17-3443
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
The Court has before it Plaintiff’s Request for Temporary
Restraining Order [ECF No. 3] and the materials submitted
The Court finds that a hearing is unnecessary
at this time.
Plaintiff seeks a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent a
former employee, Defendant Mark Stepanian from violating the
restrictive covenant in his employment agreement.
Stepanian has filed the Declaration of Mark Stepanian [ECF No.
4] stating that his current employer is not in competition with
Plaintiff and that he has not used any confidential information
of Plaintiff or otherwise violated his employment agreement.
states that a Temporary Restraining Order would cause him
If the Defendant’s position is correct, he may not have
violated his employment agreement, and the issuance of a
Temporary Restraining Order would be wrong and harmful to him.
On the other hand, should Defendant’s position not be correct,
Plaintiff may have a valid claim for injunctive relief.
Under the circumstances, the Court finds it inappropriate
to grant the request for a Temporary Restraining Order on the
current state of the record.
It shall deny the request but
provide Plaintiff the opportunity, upon consideration of
Defendant’s declaration, to seek to proceed expeditiously for
prompt injunctive relief.
Plaintiff’s Request for Temporary Restraining
Order [ECF No. 3] is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE.
Plaintiff may request the Court to proceed
promptly in regard to its request for injunctive
relief, with such proceedings (including an
evidentiary hearing) as may be necessary.
Upon receipt of such a request, the Court will
confer with counsel and proceed appropriately.
SO ORDERED, this Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Marvin J. Garbis
United States District Judge
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