Covidien Sues Former Sales Rep For Jumping To Abbott

Law360, New York (February 14, 2013, 4:32 PM EST) -- Covidien LP sued Abbott Laboratories and a former sales representative in Minnesota federal court Wednesday, accusing the ex-worker of breaching a noncompete clause in her employment agreement by working for Abbott selling similar products in the same geographic territory.

Covidien claims that Amanda Kaufman, who worked as a sales representative in the company's vascular products division in West Texas, breached the noncompetition provision of her employment agreement when she quit the company in December and joined Abbott as a territory manager selling competing vascular products in...
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