Company Wins Defense Verdict and Recovers Salary from Disloyal Executive
An independent healthcare company entrusted its business operations to a longtime employee, rewarding him for years of service. The company's loyalty, however, was not returned. The employee stole the company's customer list and trade secrets and then, to add insult to injury, sued the company for millions in "unpaid bonuses." The jury saw through the employee's story that the employer exploited him and returned a defense verdict. The judge also found in the company's favor on its cross-complaint for unfair business practices and ordered the employee to return one year's salary.