Insurance Auto Auctions

  • Client: Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc.
  • Date: 2005
  • Location: Illinois


Schiff Hardin was retained by one of our clients to investigate whether one of its former employees had taken our client's confidential documents and trade secrets with him upon his departure from the company.

After our computer forensics expert concluded that company documents had been downloaded to the employee's personal flash drive from the employee's company-issued laptop computer, we sought and obtained a temporary restraining order barring the use of any such documents by the former employee and requiring that he return all the documents he took with him. We then sought and obtained expedited discovery, and upon its conclusion, we obtained an agreed permanent injunction against the former employee.

Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. v. Craig Roberts, N.D. Il., (2005)