In 2017, Freeborn Partner John O’Bryan obtained two Federal Court litigation victories for clients that were accused of violating stipulated injunctions (from prior lawsuits) prohibiting unfair competition during home security system sales. In ADT Sec. Servs. v. Sec. One Int'l, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47097 (N.D. Cal.), the Court denied Petitioner ADT’s motion for contempt, and awarded Mr. O’Bryan’s client the attorney fees it incurred defending itself against ADT’s allegations that the client had made misrepresentations to consumers during sales telemarketing calls. In ADT LLC v. Sec. Networks, LLC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38877 (S.D. Fla.), the district court denied ADT’s attempt to hold Mr. O’Bryan’s client in contempt of a stipulated injunction prohibiting unfair door-to-door sales tactics, finding the evidence presented by ADT insufficient. A motion for a fee award in favor of Mr. O’Bryan’s client in this second matter is currently pending with the court.
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