Experian Says Ex-Marketing Exec Stole Secrets, Employees

By Bill Donahue (May 6, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Experian PLC claims one of its former top-level marketing executives poached employees and stole trade secrets to form a competing firm after being informed his job would be eliminated.

According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Michigan federal court, after Jeremy Lehman was alerted last March that his job as executive vice president for global product development and delivery at Experian Marketing Solutions would be phased out, he "took steps" to found a directly competing company called Thorium Data Science LLC.

Lehman recruited Experian employees to join him, the suit said, and both he and they stole "highly confidential and proprietary...

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