PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania business is suing its former director of marketing and business communication, citing alleged breach of contract.

Harsco Corp. filed a complaint on Jan. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Laura Hennemann, alleging that the Tennessee resident worked for a direct competitor following her employment with Harsco Corp.

According to the complaint, the company alleges that it suffered damages to its business from having its former employee accept a similar role from a direct competitor. Harsco Corp. holds Hennemann responsible because the defendant allegedly breached her noncompetition agreement with the company by accepting a similar role with a competitor and for soliciting the plaintiff's customers.

Harsco Corp. seeks actual and compensatory damages in an amount that exceeds $75,000; incidental, consequential and punitive damages; all profits; compensation; remunerations or benefits; disgorgement of all profits; compensation; return all confidential trade secret information; documents, data or property; interest; court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Lawrence H. Pockers and Christopher D. Durham of Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:17-cv-00154-YK

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