USA: Starwood v. Hilton on alledged theft of proprietary information

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York accusing Hilton Hotels Corp. and two former Starwood executives of corporate espionage in the development of Hilton’s new lifestyle brand “Denizen Hotels”.Starwood is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief plus compensatory and punitive damages from Hilton and the individual defendants. The lawsuit seeks a court order prohibiting Hilton from using or benefiting from Starwood’s confidential information and requiring Hilton and the individual defendants to return all Starwood confidential information as well as to certify the destruction of all materials derived from Starwood confidential information, including plans for the promotion and roll-out of Hilton’s Denizen brand.Hilton said the lawsuit was without merit and that the company would vigorously defend itself.Source: Travel Weekly; find article here>>.

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