PITTSBURGH Harsco Corp. has agreed to resolve a lawsuit alleging a trade secrets violation against a competitor and a former employee with no admission of wrongdoing by any party, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania.
The Camp Hill, Pa.-based mill service provider had accused Clyde Kirkwood of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Dearborn, Mich.-based Edw. C. Levy Co. of violating the Pennsylvania Trade Secrets Act and unfair competition (amm.com, July 3).
Kirkwood resigned from Harsco after 23 years with the company to work for Levy. Harsco accused Kirkwood of signing an employment agreement with Levy but remaining at Harsco to benefit his new employer.
Levy has agreed to retain a computer forensics expert who will delete any Harsco information from Levy and Kirkwoods computer systems. Both Levy and Kirkwood state they have made no use of Harsco proprietary information and will not do so in the future.