Continuing a series of Retail Services WIS Corp. v. Crossmark, Inc., a preliminary-injunction case, the Fifth Court examined how the injunction addressed electronic information:
Weekley involved rule 196.4 discovery rather than a temporary injunction and was not a trade secrets case. Appellants cite no authority mandating Weekley’s application here and we have found none. Further, the law governing mandatory injunctive relief is consistent with Weekley’s requirement that ‘trial courts should be
mindful of protecting sensitive information and utilize the least intrusive means necessary to facilitate discovery of electronic information.’ As described above, rule 683 requires an injunction order to be specific and detailed and to ‘set forth the reasons for its issuance.’ And a preliminary mandatory injunction is proper only if a mandatory order is ‘necessary’ to prevent irreparable injury or extreme hardship. Though the DTO in this case is deficient for the reasons described in our analysis above, we cannot conclude Texas law entirely precludes mandatory injunctions requiring production of digital storage devices when the applicable standards—including rule 683’s specificity and irreparable injury requirements—are met.
No. 05-20-00937-CV (May 4, 2021) (citations omitted).