Ford Fends Off Patent Atty's 'No Poaching' Suit

Law360 (February 5, 2018, 6:03 PM EST) -- A suit from a Michigan lawyer casting herself as the victim of a conspiracy led by a Ford Motor Company lawyer to keep her from getting hundreds of potential jobs should be thrown out, a federal magistrate said Monday.

Kristy J. Downing, a onetime Foley & Lardner LLP associate who also once did patent work for Ford, said in a federal suit filed last year that a Ford patent counsel and others had a “no poaching” deal that led to her getting negative responses to more...
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