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Former Employer v. Ex-Employee

Case Conclusion Date: 04.15.2013

Practice Area: Lawsuits & Disputes

Outcome: Case Settled in Client's Favor

Description: Firm's client was sued by his former employer for breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets for over $100,000. The plaintiff company also sued for unfair competition and business interference. John O'Brien resolved the matter for client for $0. The company alleged the firm's client took its confidential property, information, and customers - and that the former employer was using that information to compete and steal business. The defenses in the case, among other things, included that the former employee did nothing alleged, and that, regardless, "non-compete agreements" are void in California. John O'Brien filed a demurrer and motion to strike the lawsuit, served probing questions in discovery, and the plaintiff and the defendant soon mutually resolved the matter $0. The plaintiff's own later later stated to Mr. O'Brien that he "did an excellent job for [his] client in this case."

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