DePuy Hits Ex-Sales Reps With Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, Washington (July 18, 2013, 7:33 PM ET) -- A medical device subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson slammed two former sales representatives and their new employer with a $3 million lawsuit in Virginia federal court on Tuesday, alleging the ex-employees violated the terms of their noncompete agreements by taking jobs to distribute competing products.

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc. claimed the two former sales representatives have shared trade secrets and undermined the company's ability to compete in eastern Virginia's spinal device market after they resigned their DePuy positions and joined Sky Surgical Inc. to sell a...
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