Magistrate OKs DePuy Trade Secrets Claims Against Reps

Law360, Los Angeles (November 08, 2013, 9:58 PM ET) -- A medical device subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson has plausibly alleged that two former sales representatives violated noncompete agreements, a Virginia federal magistrate judge said Tuesday, recommending denying defense requests to dismiss allegations that their new employer illegally induced the sales agents to break the agreements.

DePuy Synthes Sales Inc. claims Michael Jones and Jacob Schools 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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