Ex-Sara Lee Plant Boss Stole Trade Secrets, Atty Says

Law360, Chicago (March 6, 2012, 6:00 PM EST) -- A former Sara Lee Corp. plant manager stole the company's trade secrets after receiving a job offer from competitor Tyson Foods Inc., which hoped the ex-employee could help boost its share of the sliced lunch meat market, a Sara Lee attorney told an Illinois federal judge Tuesday.

Kicking off a four-day bench trial before U.S. Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow, lawyers for both sides presented their opening statements in Sara Lee's suit against Tyson and Vincent W. Burns II, who left his position as manager of Sara...
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