NuVasive takes on another former sales rep

December 21, 2012 by MassDevice staff

NuVasive targets another former sales representative that it claims fled to a competitor and took trade secrets with her.

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Medical device maker NuVasive (NSDQ:NUVA) is after another former sales representative that it claims breached confidentially contracts, according to court documents.

The company accused Laura Lewis of using confidential information that she gained access to during her employment at NuVasive to benefit her current employer, Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED).

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Lewis was a "key member" of NuVasive's Texas sales force before "abruptly resigning in September 2010 and immediately competing with plaintiff through another venture," according to court documents.

NuVasive claimed Lewis used confidential and highly sensitive business information and business relationships, and solicited NuVasive customers to switch to Globus, both while she was a NuVasive employee and after, further accusing Lewis of attempting to poach NuVasive employees.

"Lewis also intentionally failed to return confidential and sensitive business information belonging to NuVasive (including product information, pricing information, training materials, and sales data) upon her separation from the company, and, upon information and belief, used NuVasive’s confidential information while employed by Globus," according to the complaint.