A judge has temporarily barred three former Denver Post advertising executives and their company, Digible, from soliciting customers or employees of the newspaper or using documents that the newspaper says are stolen trade secrets.

Denver County Judge Edward Bronfin granted the Post's request for a temporary injunction against the three and their startup as part of the newspaper’s lawsuit against them. The suit alleges they took confidential documents when they unexpectedly resigned from the Post in in April, intending to launch Digible and lure away the paper's second-biggest advertiser.

In the ruling, issued Monday evening, Bronfin concluded that the Denver Post presented enough evidence in hearings last Thursday and Friday to suggest that its lawsuit could succeed at trial and that not granting the injunction would risk damaging the newspaper’s business.

Defendants Reid Wicoff, David Staley and Nicole Brennan are not allowed to use hundreds of documents downloaded from the paper shortly before and after their resignations, recruit Denver Post employees or woo the newspaper’s advertisers until the lawsuit is decided, Bronfin ruled.

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