Ex-Bodum President Still In Hot Water Over Starbucks Deal

Law360, New York (October 22, 2013, 3:14 PM EDT) -- There's too much conflicting evidence to decide now if the former president of French press manufacturer Bodum USA Inc. violated his noncompete agreement and revealed Bodum's trade secrets by helping a rival develop products for Starbucks Corp., a New York state judge ruled Tuesday.

Judge Barbara R. Kapnick said that it will take a trial to determine if former Bodum President Nils Goran Lindblad used Bodum's trade secrets, including wholesale pricing information and customer lists, when he helped a rival company, Design House Stockholm AB, sell...
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