Hewlett-Packard sues Mark Hurd claiming that his new job as CEO for Oracle will require him to disclose trade secrets. Apparently, HP never required Hurd to sign a non-disclosure or non-compete agreement. So, HP is suing under the theory of inevitable disclosure of trade secrets. HP filed suit in California, which according to one observer, has not embraced the doctrine of inevitable disclosure. See Workplace Prof post.
Mark Hurd, of course, was the CEO for HP until he was charged with sexual harassment. See post. Not a bad gig. Cost your employer big bucks and bad publicity and become the CEO for Oracle…..