Flooring company sues former employer for alleged revelation of trade secrets

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 19, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A rubber flooring company is suing Anna Kearns, a former employee, citing alleged breach of employment agreement.

Mondo USA Inc. filed a complaint on Oct. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against  Kearns, alleging she violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on May 15, 2017, defendant agreed that during the term of the agreement and one year after the expiration of the agreement she would not participate in any flooring materials business within plaintiff's territory. As a result of defendant's unlawful conduct, plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer incalculable financial losses, and loss of confidentiality and trade secret information, the suit says.

The plaintiff holds Kearns responsible because the defendant allegedly misappropriated plaintiff's trade secrets by disclosing them to her current employer without plaintiff's express or implied consent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, attorney's fees, costs and such other just and necessary relief. It is represented by Steven Hoffman and John Buckley of Norris McLaughlin PA in Allentown.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case No. is 2:18-cv-04681-AB.

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