Philips Didn't Interfere With Worker's New Job, Judge Rules

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 3:53 PM EST) -- Philips Electronics North America Corp. did not unlawfully interfere when it informed a competitor that employed the same medical device repair technician of the employee's obligations under confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, a Michigan federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen granted summary judgment to Philips in a lawsuit brought by former employee Rick Bonds who claimed that the company had tortiously interfered with his relationship with rival company Barrington Medical Imaging LLC in violation of Michigan law because Barrington fired him shortly...
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