Hooters Hits Restaurant Rival With Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, San Diego (September 29, 2011, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Hooters of America LLC on Wednesday launched a suit in Georgia accusing a former executive of ripping off its trade secrets to help rival chain Twin Peaks Restaurants’ aggressive plans to expand in Atlanta and throughout the U.S.

Hooters’ complaint against Twin Peaks' franchise development partner La Cima Restaurants LLC alleges Joseph Hummel, Hooters’ former vice president of operations and purchasing, gained unauthorized access to its computer systems and misappropriated sensitive trade secrets and confidential business information to competitively benefit La Cima, where Hummel now works...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Hooters of America, LLC v. La Cima Restaurants, LLC


Case Number

1:11-cv-03299

Court

Georgia Northern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

Judge

Steve C Jones

Date Filed

September 27, 2011

Law Firms

Companies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.