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    Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Unfair Competition

    Posted by Nadine Roddy on Mon, Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

    Nadine Roddy—Senior Attorney, National Legal Research Group
    John Buckley—President, National Legal Research Group

                A federal district court sitting in Pennsylvania has held that an employer may proceed with its unfair competition suit asserting contract and tort claims against a former employee and the employee’s current employer. The employer adequately stated claims of common-law breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition against the employee, and of aiding and abetting the same against the competitor. However, the employer’s claim of tortious interference with prospective contractual relationship against the employee would be dismissed because the complaint failed to allege a sufficient likelihood of a prospective contract. Neopart Transit, LLC v. CBM N.A., Inc., 314 F. Supp. 3d 628 (E.D. Pa. 2018).

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    Topics: Nadine Roddy, John Buckley, employment law, unfair competition, prospective contract

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