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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIAJ.K. HARRIS & COMPANY, LLC, a SouthCarolina limited liability company,Plaintiff,v.STEVEN H. KASSEL, an individual;and FIRSE TAX, INC., a CaliforniaCorporation, d/b/a TAXES.COM,Defendants./No. 02-0400 CWORDER GRANTINGRECONSIDERATIONAND AMENDINGORDER GRANTINGIN PART ANDDENYING IN PARTPLAINTIFF’SAPPLICATION FORA PRELIMINARYINJUNCTIONPlaintiff J.K. Harris & Company, LLC moved for a temporaryrestraining order (TRO) and then a preliminary injunctionenjoining Defendants from 1) using the trade name “J.K. Harris”on Defendants’ “taxes.com” web site; 2) publishing defamatory,untrue or misleading information about Plaintiff; 3) using HTMLcode and computer programming techniques to divert Internetusers looking for Plaintiff’s web site to Defendants’ web site;and 4) using any editorial position at Internet directories topromote Defendants’ business and interfere with Plaintiff’sbusiness. The Court granted Plaintiff’s request for a TRO andthen, in an Order dated March 22, 2002, the Court granted inpart and denied in part Plaintiff’s motion for a preliminaryinjunction. The Court enjoined Plaintiff from “using more ofPlaintiff’s trade name than is reasonably necessary to identifythat it is Plaintiff’s services being described” and from makingor disseminating certain identified allegedly false statements.