Paddy Power Australian owned Sportsbet lost its Victoria Supreme Court injunction over employee poaching by operator BetEazy. Having heard the representative cases of both operators, the appointed judge, granted favour to BetEazy regarding the hiring of customer services manager Kelli Carpanini.
Sportsbet lawyers claimed Carpanini breached her six-month non-compete period by commencing work for BetEasy last month and had sought to impose a temporary injunction on her employment. Australian news sources claim Carpanini commenced her employment with BetEazy on the 1st of April.
It is thought that Paddy Power will continue to pursue the matter legally, amid fears of more of its staff joining the new Australian igaming operator, managed by former Sportsbet founder Matthew Tripp.
Further court hearings by Sportsbet against BetEazy are set to be scheduled. A BetEazy statement read “We don’t condone the approach taken by Sportsbet, but we are pleased that sanity has prevailed and the Court has agreed with us,”