5 Hour Energy Co. Says Ex-Worker Stole Formulas

Law360, Washington (August 12, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT) -- The maker of 5 Hour Energy hit Aspen Fitness Products Inc. with a suit Friday alleging it stole trade secrets including product formulas and supplier and vendor contact lists through one of the plaintiff's former employees, who is facing a criminal probe over the alleged theft.

Aspen, which makes a similar energy supplement called On Go Energy, and its owner Derrick E. George, who is a licensed attorney, acted to acquire plaintiff Innovation Ventures LLC's trade secrets and confidential information with the full knowledge that the...
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