New York Pizzeria Says Ex-VP Stole Secrets To Start Rival

Law360, Los Angeles (September 17, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT) -- Restaurant chain New York Pizzeria Inc. on Tuesday accused a former vice president, several individual restaurants and their owners in Texas federal court of conspiring to misappropriate trade secrets in order to start a competing pizzeria chain.

NYPI says the suit arises out of a large, well-organized scheme to steal NYPI’s trade secrets and proprietary interests and use them to establish a competing franchise system. Former NYPI vice president and franchise owner Adrian Hembree unlawfully obtained NYPI’s trade secrets and business methods and started competing chain...
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