The Howard Law Group recently prevailed in a trade secrets case against a former, highly compensated, key employee. During discovery, the Howard Law Group learned that the trusted employee had engaged in secret, competitive, activities for four (4) years while still employed by the plaintiff. He diverted his employer’s proprietary information for his own personal gain which the jury found violated Michigan’s Uniform Trade Secret Law (MUTSA). The jury also found that the former employee violated his non-disclosure agreement which protected the employer’s confidential and proprietary information.
The last year while still employed, he also set up a competitive company with 2 other business partners (also former employees) unbeknownst to his employer. The new company also exploited and used the employer’s trade secret information to specifically solicit the employer’s customers, violating MUTSA.