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Posted: Feb 18, 2010 8:28 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Feb 18, 2010 8:29 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Thomas English Muffins, Hostess, Chris Botticella

A judge in Philadelphia ruled a man who worked for Thomas English Muffins can't go to work for rival Hostess because he knows the secrets behind the famous "nooks and crannies" of the muffin. Bimbo Bakeries USA says former vice president Chris Botticella accessed senstive trade secrets about Thomas English Muffins on his last day. Bimbo sued to keep Botticella from going to work for the rival. Federal Judge R. Barclay Surrick agreed with Bimbo that Botticella did not credibly explain why he got the sensitive information and is barred from working for Hostess while the lawsuit plays out.

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