Ex-Sara Lee Boss Denies Design Work, Memorizing Secrets

Law360, Chicago (March 8, 2012, 5:58 PM EST) -- An ex-Sara Lee Corp. plant manager who the company says will inevitably leak trade secrets to rival Tyson Foods Inc. testified Thursday in Illinois that he “had no part” in design work at the facility he oversaw and did not memorize allegedly proprietary machinery settings.

During his second day testifying at the bench trial, Vincent W. Burns II answered questions posed by an attorney representing him and Tyson in the suit Sara Lee launched against them in October after Burns left his position as manager of...
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