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Kaplan Professional accuses competitor of theft of trade secrets

Posted by William J. Cook | Jun 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many businesses in Florida and elsewhere may feel that protecting sensitive information is a vital component of safeguarding the longevity of the business. Should a company feel that a theft of trade secrets has taken place, it may have concerns over how the incident will impact operations. A training and educational services provider in another state has filed a lawsuit against a competitor after accusing two former employees of theft of trade secrets.

According to reports, Kaplan Professional claims the incident began when rival company Dalton Education began attempting to recruit its sales employees. Kaplan has accused Dalton of using recruitment methods to gain access into sensitive company information. The company asserts that Dalton intentionally sought to use this access to steal clients and further company growth.

Kaplan has also accused two former employees of stealing company trade secrets and sharing them with Dalton upon accepting a position within the company. Kaplan states that in addition to theft of trade secrets, these individuals are also culpable of violating confidentiality agreements and computer fraud. The company has filed a lawsuit against Dalton and the two former employees, and it is seeking an unspecified amount in restitution.

The outcome of a dispute regarding a theft of trade secrets could have a substantial impact on the future of all parties involved. Those who encounter similar disputes may wish to better understand all their available options, but they might be uncertain where to turn for guidance. Fortunately, there are attorneys who can provide a person in Florida with advice in making informed decisions and assist him or her in pursuing the most favorable outcome achievable through the proper channels.

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, insurance, personal injury. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...

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