United Natural Secrets Suit Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (August 16, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a suit brought by United Natural Foods Inc. accusing two former executives of subsidiary Albert’s Organics Inc. of divulging trade secrets in violation of employment contracts following their jump to competitor Freshpack Produce Inc.

Judge Janet Bond Arterton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut on Friday denied a motion by former Albert’s President Barclay Hope to dismiss a breach of contract claim against him involving his dealings with former company Vice President James Hagen, both...
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