Direct selling travel provider WordVentures has obtained a preliminary injunction against its former president, Eddie Head. Head left WorldVentures in December 2020 to build the travel program for Seacret Direct LLC as president and chief business development officer. WorldVentures was awarded a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in February 2021. As per the April 6 injunction, the court finds that WorldVentures will likely sustain harm due to Head’s breaches of his Non-Compete restrictions. Head is barred from engaging in activities at Seacret that relate to WorldVentures’ business but is permitted to market Seacret Direct’s non-travel products. A four-day trial is set for June 28.
WorldVentures was granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against its former president Eddie Head on Feb. 26. WorldVentures maintains that Head, who left the company in late 2020, violated a non-compete by joining Seacret Direct LLC. to build its travel program. Head is not prohibited from working for Seacret. However, the TRO prohibits Head from participating in multi-level-marketing-based travel businesses. In a March 9 statement, Seacret Direct countered, “We are stunned over WorldVentures’ continuing and blatant mischaracterization of the relationship between our two companies, and we will forcefully and definitively defend ourselves and our integrity, largely through timely and appropriate disclosure to the court of documents and communications made and signed by WorldVentures and its management.”
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