PSS World Medical Sues Rival For Stealing Secrets

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 3:03 PM EDT) -- Medical supplier PSS World Medical Inc.'s rival Owens & Minor Inc. used stolen trade secrets and the help of two former PSS employees to break a nondisclosure pact and establish a competing supply sourcing business, a lawsuit moved to Florida federal court Thursday alleges.

The suit, originally filed in state court, claims OMI used discussions over a potential joint venture arrangement linking PSS’ sourcing business with OMI’s customer base to misappropriate proprietary information and trade secrets about the business.

“OMI’s actions directly violate its contractual commitments...
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