Court denies temporary restraining order for Monte Cahn’s laptop.
The latest legal battle in Monte Cahn v. Oversee.net et al is over a laptop.
Lawyers for the defendants want to get their hands on the Moniker founder’s laptop, which they say is Oversee.net company property. They claim the laptop may include confidential emails and other information about both this case and other legal matters.
The defendants filed for a temporary restraining order to get the laptop. But U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson denied the order, saying the defendants failed to explain how the laptop is an “emergency” justifying emergency relief nearly seven months after Cahn left the company and more than a month after the lawsuit began.
Lawyers for the defendants have proposed having a third party escrow the laptop for potential use in the future if there’s a court order. They claim that Cahn’s lawyer “is currently in the process of obtaining the Oversee Laptop from Mr. Cahn so that he can provide it to his hand-selected forensic consultant Intelligent Discovery Solutions (“IDSâ€) for purposes of creating an image of the hard drive.”