Cypress resident accused of misusing trade secrets
A company specializing in marketing products for the oil and gas industry, is suing a former employee after, it says, he misused proprietary information to solicit business for a competitor.
B. Hansen, Inc. filed a lawsuit on July 5 in the Harris County District Court against Cypress resident Jason Robbins, citing breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and misappropriation of trade secrets.
B. Hansen says that it entrusted Robbins, a key employee, with confidential business information, including customer contacts, customer pricing and rebate terms, until he quit the company on May 16. The suit alleges that B. Hansen’s business suffered when Robbins, almost immediately after leaving, used the company’s confidential information to drum up business for a competitor, Champion Oilfield Supply.
B. Hansen is seeking injunctive relief, damages, attorney’s fees and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney J.D. Page.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2011-39667.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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