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.
NuVasive is asking a Texas court to award damages and court fees, as well as an injunction corresponding to the confidentially agreements Lewis signed for NuVasive.
NuVasive is still in the midst of another employee-related flap, accusing 3 former sales reps of defecting to Lanx and taking trade secrets with them.
A Delaware state court in October ruled that NuVasive can review documents covering current and former employees’ contacts with Lanx, which NuVasive accused of poaching its talent.