Ex-Sara Lee Boss' New Gig Risks Trade Secrets: Suit

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A former Sara Lee Corp. plant manager who helped beef up the food giant’s proprietary meat-slicing technology could undermine a $140 million facility investment if he is allowed to join rival Tyson Foods Inc., Sara Lee said Monday in a lawsuit in Illinois federal court.

Vincent W. Burns II left his position as manager of Sara Lee’s Kansas City, Kan., plant, which features robotic technology said to cut processing times in half, shortly after it opened in June. The suit aims to block Burns from starting...
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