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Symrise Accused Of Raiding Refresco To Develop New Drink

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Dutch soft-drink company Refresco Beverages U.S. Inc. has sued flavoring and fragrance maker Symrise Inc. in New Jersey federal court, alleging it is conspiring with former Refresco executives and researchers to develop a new soft drink for a competitor using its resources and trade secrets.

Refresco, a subsidiary of Rotterdam-based Refresco Group NV, claims in a suit filed Tuesday and made available Thursday that the Symrise AG subsidiary is actively conspiring with now-departed executives Edmund O'Keeffe and Tyrone Polhamus in a scheme to "hire away" at least 75% of Refresco's senior research & development team in North America to work on...

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Date Filed

May 15, 2019