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Williams-Sonoma Can't Get 'Inevitable Disclosure' Work Ban

Law360, New York (June 19, 2015, 4:47 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Thursday refused to ban a former Williams-Sonoma Inc. executive from working at a rival home goods company, shooting down an injunction bid that cited the doctrine of “inevitable disclosure.”

Williams-Sonoma sued Timothy Stover and two other former executives last year for trade secrets theft over their jump to Arhaus LLC. While the company settled with the others, Stover is fighting it out, so Williams-Sonoma sought an injunction barring the former senior vice president from working for the rival until the case...
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