Fresh from firing its CEO Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard has now sued him for going to work for Oracle.
So reports The Bottom Line blog. The post includes a link to the Civil Complaint for Breach of Contract and Threatened Misappropriation of Trade Secrets.
Something about inevitable disclosure of trade secrets. Paragraph 46 of the Civil Complaint says:
Hurd will be violating his legal obligations to HP and his trade protection agreements by working as Oracle's President and as a member of the Board of Directors. He cannot perform his job at Oracle without disclosing or utilizing HP's trade secrets and confidential information.
Good luck with that, HP, in the Superior Court of Silicon Valley (actually Santa Clara County, but it comes to the same thing).
(Hat tip to Mark Hilliard.)