Mallinckrodt Says Competitor Unlawfully Recruited Employees

Law360 (February 18, 2021, 8:42 PM EST) -- Bankrupt drugmaker Mallinckrodt PLC filed an adversary complaint late Wednesday in Delaware bankruptcy court accusing a competitor of unlawfully recruiting its employees and causing millions of dollars of harm to the company.

In the court filings, Mallinckrodt said Dendreon Pharmaceuticals hired two Mallinckrodt employees to senior executive positions last summer and since then has been recruiting other Mallinckrodt workers to resign and join Dendreon in violation of their employment agreements.

The suit also names several individuals who Mallinckrodt said took jobs at Dendreon while still employed with the debtor and used their "dual employment" status to induce others to leave Mallinckrodt and...

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