Ex Parte TROs — Exceptional, Unless You’re A “Hacker”
By Corey Omer — Edited by Abhilasha Nautiyal
Battelle Energy Alliance LLC v. Southfork Sec. Inc.
Last month, the District of Idaho issued a rare ex parte temporary restraining order against software developer Corey Thuen and his company, enjoining them from releasing software code as open source and ordering that Thuen’s computer be seized and its contents copied. Judge Winmill reasoned that because Thuen was a “hacker,” the ex parte seizure order was justified.