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Louis Vuitton sues former Vice President for copying files

On April 4, 2014, June Ma resigned from a position in which she made over $400,000 as a Vice President for design house Louis Vuitton.  Her plan was to begin a new position as a Senior Vice President for Coach on April 28, 2014, which presumably was intended to advance her career.  However, on May 7, 2014,  just nine-days after starting with Coach, Louis Vuitton filed a lawsuit against both Ma and Coach in the New York State Supreme Court.  So what’s the hubbub amongst these peddlers of luxury goods? Regrettably, it presents a fact pattern that has become frighteningly commonplace.  And while this case involves glitzy fashion designers, it ultimately boils down to a scenario that I and every other executive employment lawyer see all… Read More