A Massachusetts choose dominated Thursday that former DraftKings worker Michael Hermalyn can continue on to get the job done for Fanatics Sportsbook, but he’s prohibited from making use of any private facts from DraftKings or soliciting DraftKings employees to be part of him at Fanatics.
DraftKings submitted a lawsuit Monday alleging that Hermalyn “hatched a top secret system about the previous calendar year to steal and use confidential information” to use at Fanatics. DraftKings even went as considerably as alleging that Hermalyn lied about the death of a pal as protect to go to California and sign up for Fanatics. Hermalyn vehemently denied the statements.
“Contrary to DraftKings’ unsubstantiated fears and allegations, I did not give Fanatics or any of its affiliates, together with Fanatics VIP, the opportunity to entry, perspective, copy, or normally file DraftKings’ facts,” he wrote in a court docket filing.
Thursday’s ruling can be viewed as a victory for both of those sides, with Hermalyn even now capable to retain an govt placement at Fanatics. For DraftKings, the athletics betting operator will not have to fear about Hermalyn applying any private information at his new corporation, which is 1 of the betting apps competing for market place share with the sector big.
“We are delighted that the choose granted a temporary restraining purchase in favor of DraftKings ordering Mr. Hermalyn not to solicit DraftKings staff or customers, and not to use any confidential corporation facts,” a DraftKings spokesperson explained in a statement.