Ex-International Paper Workers Face Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, San Diego (December 22, 2011, 7:50 PM EST) -- International Paper Co. on Wednesday brought a suit in Washington state federal court alleging two former employees who jumped to a competitor stole company trade secrets and wooed over some of the plaintiff’s clients.

The Memphis, Tenn.-based printing paper and packing company asserts that former employees Paul Stuit and Robin Burr and Midland Paper Co. interfered with International Paper’s clients and violated employee confidentiality agreements.

Stuit and Burr quit their jobs in Issaquah, Wa., without notice on Dec. 14, as a vice president of the strategic...
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Case Information

Case Title

International Paper Company v. Midland Paper Company et al

Case Number



Washington Western

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other


James L. Robart

Date Filed

December 21, 2011

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