Ex-Groupon Sales Reps Fire Back At Trade Secrets Claims

Law360, New York (January 27, 2012, 9:34 PM EST) -- Three former Groupon Inc. sales reps the company sued for defecting to Google Inc. and allegedly stealing trade secrets filed a countercomplaint in Illinois state court Friday, alleging the online coupon company intentionally filed sham litigation and asking the court to void noncompete covenants in their Groupon contracts.

The former employees denied Groupon's allegations that they misappropriated the company's trade secrets and claim two-year noncompete covenants in their Groupon employment contracts are invalid and “almost comically overbroad,” allegedly barring former employees from working for “any company...
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