Kohler Lured Employees For Trade Secrets: Generator Co.

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT) -- Generac Power Systems Inc. sued Kohler Co. on Wednesday, accusing its rival of inducing Generac employees to break noncompete agreements and share information about the plaintiff's electric generator business to Kohler's advantage.

In its suit filed in Wisconsin federal court, Generac alleges Kohler engaged in a concerted scheme to poach Generac employees in order to boost Kohler's flagging electric generator business, and that it has worked with these employees to evade the part of their employment contracts forbidding them from sharing confidential information about Generac's operations....
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