Refinery Equipment Maker Says Exec Stole Client List, Data

Law360, Houston (July 2, 2013, 9:02 PM EDT) -- A manufacturer of specialized refinery equipment launched a suit in Texas court Tuesday, alleging that its former regional sales manager stole proprietary client lists and company data before going to work for a competitor, violating the terms of his employment agreement.

Houston-based Daily Instruments Corp., which produces and sells specialized temperature monitoring equipment for use in refineries around the world, said that shortly before Eric Heidt “abruptly” resigned to go to work for WIKA Instrument LP, he copied client profiles, purchase orders and details about the...
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