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Scorned HP Employee Flings Allegations Of Spying

Law360 (January 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former employee of Hewlett-Packard who was fired and civilly accused of stealing trade secrets from the company has filed a counterclaim alleging that HP not only spied on him, but also undertook a covert operation to learn trade secrets about rival Dell’s attempts to enter the printer market.

Karl Kamb, in a countersuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday, alleges that his former employer engaged in pretexting, a technique investigators use to obtain information by disguising their...
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