SmartStream Technologies claims ex-CEO Philippe Chambadal violates Injunction Order

Maria Nikolova

“Defendant Chambadal has thumbed his nose at this Court’s orders”, says SmartStream Technologies’ Counsel.

SmartStream Technologies claims that its former CEO Philippe Chambadal has violated an Injunction Order by refusing to provide the information and devices, as directed by Judge Vernon S. Broderick of the New York Southern District Court in August this year.

The claims about the violation of the Injunction Order are made in a Letter by the Counsel for SmartStream Technologies. The company is targeting Mr Chambadal in a civil case over trade secrets.

In its Complaint, SmartStream Technologies alleges that Mr Chambadal who was provided with a 90 days’ notice of termination of his contract with SmartStream on January 5, 2017, retained corporate property and access to confidential information after this notice was issued. In particular, the company states that Mr Chambadal did not return a computer and a phone provided by his employer within the time frame requested. Furthermore, he made visits to cloud storage, used TimeMachine and deleted files on the computer after having been given notice of termination from SmartStream.

In August this year, Judge Broderick issued an Injunction Order directing the Defendant and his agents to return to SmartStream within 20 days of this Order any and all of SmartStream’s confidential information and property, including but not limited to any external hard drives or mirror images containing such information, or hard copy documents, in Defendants or his agents possession. The Defendant and his agents were ordered to produce for inspection to CFP within 20 business days of the Order all computers, external hard drives or other storage devices, tablets, smartphones, personal email accounts, cloud drives or other locations in Defendant’s possession, custody or control, to ensure they do not contain SmartStream’s information.

In the latest Letter to the Judge assigned to the case, SmartStream’s counsel says Mr Chambadal has failed to comply with the Injunction Order. Mr Chambadal is said to have refused to deliver any SmartStream information or property. His actions (or lack thereof) are interpreted by SmartStream as an ipso facto violation of the Injunction Order. Moreover, SmartStream alleges that he is currently using, disclosing, and/or misappropriating SmartStream’s confidential information and trade secrets.

“Defendant Chambadal has thumbed his nose at this Court’s orders”, the Letter says.

SmartStream intends to file a Motion For an Order To Show Cause Why Defendant Chambadal Should Not Be Held In Contempt.

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