AGR Says Ex-VP Ran Off With Trade Secrets, Customers

Law360, New York (May 31, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT) -- AGR FJ Brown filed suit Thursday in Texas state court, accusing a former senior vice president of orchestrating a plan to strip the oil field services giant of its best contractors, trade secrets and customers in order to develop a competing business.

The suit accuses Ralph D. Doughty of forming a competing company, Partners in Drilling LLP, and abruptly leaving AGR in May, but not before pilfering employees, clients and trade secrets.

“Doughty is attempting to achieve AGR’s level of success, not by investing funds, personnel...
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