Sports Agent Sues Former Client/Employee For Trade Secret Misappropriation, Breaching Non-Compete, Etc.

On October 6, 2010, Willis & Woy Sports Group, L.L.C., and Jordan Woy v. Horace Smith, et al. was filed in a district court in Dallas County, Texas.  In the petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief, Jordan Woy alleges that former client and Willis & Woy employee, Horace Smith, used money appropriated for clients for his own personal use, forged players’ signatures on promissory notes, made unauthorized and extravagant expenditures supposedly on behalf of players represented by Willis & Woy, is breaching the covenant to not compete that was in his employment contract, etc.

Woy is also worried that Smith may use confidential lists and names of potential and actual clients (and other material that could be considered to be trade secrets), acquired while working at Willis & Woy, to contact and interfere with Willis & Woy’s business.

In this past, this website has covered Willis & Woy Sports Group for its regional recruiting strategy.

The petition, application for temporary restraining order, and application for injunctive relief is attached at the bottom of this post.  Of note, you can find a copy of Horace Smith’s employment contract starting on page 35 of the attachment.

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