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The Wall Street Journal Reports: H-P Sues to Stop Ex-Chief’s Job

 

H-P Sues to Stop Ex-Chief’s Job
By ROBERT A. GUTH, BEN WORTHEN And JOANN S. LUBLIN .

The Wall Street Jornal Reports:

Hewlett-Packard Co. sued to block its former chief executive from joining rival Oracle Corp. as a senior executive, alleging Mark Hurd’s hiring breaches his exit agreement and will inevitably lead to a transfer of its trade secrets to a competitor. …
While it isn’t unusual for companies to sue departing executives to enforce exit agreements, H-P’s suit Tuesday against Mr. Hurd is atypical in that former CEOs are rarely subject to such legal actions, experts said.

H-P’s suit focuses on a confidentiality agreement, which restricts Mr. Hurd from disclosing sensitive information about his former employer.


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