A Wisconsin jury recently awarded a judgment of $22.7 million to a company whose employees left, taking trade secrets with them. The judgment was based on the violation of the non-compete contracts two employees had entered into. When they changed jobs, they went to a competitor, which violated the agreements and provided the competitor with proprietary trade secrets.
As a result, the competitor was found liable for the sizable judgment. In addition, the employees were found liable for their interference with the business operations of their former employer. For more, click here