Trendy Entertainment is taking Studio Wildcard to court claiming that their former creative director Jeremy Stieglitz violated non-compete and non-interference clauses.
Prior to leaving Trendy Entertainment in 2014, Stieglitz had negotiated a reduction in his non-compete clause of his contract from three years to just one. That would allow him to start work on new projects in August 2015. However, documents filed with Florida courts indicate he approached employees regarding a new venture days after leaving the company.
Trendy is claiming that the offer to employees was to work on Ark: Survival Evolved for Studio Wildcard which was being set up under his wife’s name but using her maiden name. The suit also claims that Ark: Survival Evolved has been created using technology Stieglitz had developed while still working at Trendy Entertainment.
Studio Wildcard is yet to file its own arguments to the court but legal teams representing the company dismissed the allegations
More like a salacious tabloid story than a short and plain statement of the ultimate facts allegedly showing Trendy’s entitlement to relief, as required by the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Many of the allegations are disparaging and included simply to be provocative.
They are irrelevant, immaterial, impertinent, and scandalous. As such, these allegations should be stricken.
Trendy Entertainment is seeking “injunctive relief and damages”. The court will hear the arguments regarding a temporary injunction preventing the sale and distribution of Ark: Survival Evolved in April.