PSS Sues Over Poached Clients, Trade Secrets

Law360, Los Angeles (May 23, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT) -- PSS World Medical Inc., a leading distributor of medical products, slammed a competitor with a lawsuit in Nevada on Monday alleging that it stole trade secrets and conspired with a former PSS sales representative to breach a noncompete agreement and improperly siphon away customers.

The suit by Florida-based PSS, which does business as Physician Sales & Service Inc., alleges that Henry Schein Inc. hired away a veteran Nevada sales rep, then used information he stole on his way out the door to solicit some of PSS’s...
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