WB Mason Made Salesmen Breach Noncompetes: OfficeMax

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 8:17 PM EDT) -- OfficeMax Inc. slapped W.B. Mason Co. Inc. with a lawsuit in Maine on Thursday accusing the rival office supply outfit of forcing two former OfficeMax sales employees to violate nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements.

The one-count complaint accuses W.B. Mason of interfering with the former employees' continuing contractual obligations to OfficeMax. It seeks actual and exemplary damages.

"Defendant’s conduct has been undertaken with actual malice towards OfficeMax, with the intent to devastate and destroy its operations in the sales territory where Sousa and Johnson worked for OfficeMax,...
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