Juan Roberto Fuentes represented a trucking company in a suit against the trucking company’s former Operations Manager in March 2006. After a 5-day jury trial, the jury was persuaded by Mr. Fuentes and awarded the trucking company a $500,000 judgment.
The trucking company alleged the former employee misappropriated the trucking company’s trade secrets and breached his fiduciary duty to the trucking company. The former employee set up a competing corporation and contacted the trucking company’s customers and employees, while acting as Operations Manager at the trucking company. The former employee claimed the information he used to set up competing business was public knowledge and the non-disclosure agreement and non-compete agreement he executed with the trucking company was unenforceable.