Abbott Sues Former Manager, Ev3 Over Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (June 25, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In an attempt to stop a former regional manager from taking a position at rival medical device company ev3 Inc., Abbott Laboratories has filed a lawsuit and emergency motion for a temporary restraining order against the company and against Abbott's former employee.

Abbott lodged the complaint against ev3 and Susan Mancheski on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, claiming Mancheski violated an employment contract that barred her from divulging Abbott's confidential information and working with products that compete directly with Abbott's....
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