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Better Sued Beeline Loans Now Can Depose GC About Hiring Abramowitz And Using Its Info

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 24 – Better Holdco, Inc. has sued Beeline Loans, Inc. for allegedly using its proprietary information, obtained through former employee Jack Abramowitz. 

   On April 20, 2021, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge John P. Cronan held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

 In the discovery phase, Better accuses Beeline of improper redactions, and asked that "Beeline be ordered immediately to produce unredacted copies." 

  Beeline's counsel told Judge Cronan they are not hiding anything, they would submitted to an in camera review by him.

Better said it would be too burdensome on the court.

But Judge Cronan agreed to do it, warning Beeline that the standard to agree to redaction, with the protective order in place, is high.

On May 24, the assigned Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn held a discovery conference. She granted Better the right to depose Beeline's in-house counsel Jess Kennedy, but only about the company's hiring of Jack Abramowitz and possession, use or access to "Better Information" - but no questions about Beeline's pre-litigation investigation into the alleged misappropriate of the Better Information.

Better has to provide damages discovery by June 15.

The case is Better Holdco, Inc. v. Beeline Loans, Inc., 20-cv-8686 (Cronan)


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