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High Court agrees to interim injunction in Home of Choice versus Openwork

An application for an interim injunction made by Zurich and Openwork against Gerry O’Brien, Richard Coulson and Home of Choice has been accetpted.

The case was heard in the High Court on June 28. The application was based upon a number of allegations including allegations that the defendants were acting in breach of restrictive covenants.

This includes the allegation that an Openwork email account was improperly used to recruit Openwork francisees. The allegation is denied by Home of Choice.

The Court agreed that an interim injunction should be ordered, amongst other things, preventing Home of Choice from inducing breach of contract. The matter returned to the High Court today in order for the Court to consider whether the injunction should continue until trial. As a result, Home of Choice has agreed to adhere to the terms of the injunction until trial later in the year.

Openwork chief executive Stephen Leaman says: “Zurich and Openwork made a successful application for an injunction against Home of Choice and others on 28 June. We are pleased to note the defendants are prepared to remain within the terms of their legal obligations until the matter can be determined fully by the Court later this year.

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