Jan. 23, 2013
-- A Hamburger court today (January 23rd 2012) granted a temporary injunction against the Walton International Business Group and Brian Walton prohibiting SoniXCast from stating certain terms within the borders of Germany until such time as a final judgment has been rendered or the injunction has been overturned.
WIBG Chairman and CEO Brian Walton stated that WIBG will, of course, honor the ruling and will stop all direct marketing to consumers living in Germany for the time being. He also went on to say that the ruling has no impact on marketing in other countries and that WIBG cannot be held legally responsible for data transference across borders by third party components.
A temporary injunction is a court order prohibiting an action by a party to a lawsuit until there has been a trial or other court action. A temporary injunction is NOT a judicial decision of guilt. Anyone can file temporary injunction at any time for any reason as long satisfies a reasonable legal precedence. The burden of proof is on that of the filing party to convince a judge that an infraction indeed occurred and that is has legal standing.
The temporary injunction levied against Brian Walton and WIBG has no bearing whatsoever on SoniXCast business, licensing or day-to-day operations. It merely prohibits WIBG from stating certain terms to consumers within the borders of Germany only.