Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Sep 2010 20:15 UTC
Legal "It took Hewlett-Packard less than a day to file a lawsuit against its former chief executive, Mark V. Hurd, over his decision to join its rival and partner Oracle as a co-president. H.P. filed its lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara, claiming that Mr. Hurd had breached his contract with the company. The lawsuit said that Mr. Hurd could use his intimate knowledge of H.P. and its trade secrets to aid Oracle and harm H.P. The two companies compete in the market for computer servers, storage systems and business software."
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Not too fair
by David on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:35 UTC
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You're fired, and by the way, you can't take the job that you're perfectly qualified for, which is heading up another big tech company. Our contract says that if we fire you, you have to go work at Starbucks afterward. I don't think this will stand up in court unless HP can prove that they didn't force him to resign and that he resigned just so he could take the Oracle job.

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