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January 31, 2010

Recipe Secrets -- Bimbo Bakeries litigation

From the National Law Journal, via Law.com:

Bimbo Bakeries Seeks Limits on Its Departing Muffin Man: Bimbo is suing former executive not because he has actually stolen any secrets, but because he might

The secret recipe for Thomas' English Muffins is putting to the test an unsettled legal doctrine: that you can sue someone out of fear that he might steal your trade secrets.

In a highly watched trade secrets case in Pennsylvania, Bimbo Bakeries USA is going after former executive Chris Botticella, a 20-year employee who allegedly told the company he was retiring when he was really taking a job with rival Hostess Brands Inc. . . .

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Hat tip: Steve Sholk. 

Post by Donna M. Byrne, Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law

 

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