Hilton Subpoenaed Over Starwood Trade Secrets

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Hilton Hotels Corp. said Tuesday it had received a federal grand jury subpoena for documents related to two executives accused of stealing confidential information from rival hotel chain Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Starwood claimed in a civil suit filed last week that former executives Ross Klein and Amar Lalvani stole the information to develop Hilton's new luxury hotel chain Denizen Hotels, which Hilton unveiled in March.

Klein, former president of Starwood's luxury brands group, and Lalvani, the group's former senior vice president, joined Hilton...
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