MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Pharmaceutical management services giant Express Scripts Holding Co. sued accounting firm Ernst & Young, claiming that an E&Y employee sneaked into Express Scripts offices to steal trade secrets.
Express Scripts fingered Don Gravlin, a partner at E&Y, for the alleged misconduct, saying Gravlin and the company "were possessed with an evil motive" in stealing more than 20,000 pages of pricing information, projections and other confidential data, according to the legal complaint.
Express Scripts is seeking damages and a court order preventing E&Y from using any of the information it allegedly obtained through Gravlin, who is no longer with the firm, Bloomberg reported.
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