Industry News | October 26, 2009

Starbucks, Former Exec Agree to Settlement

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The Starbucks Coffee Company announced that it is pleased that the company and Paul Twohig resolved a lawsuit that Starbucks filed against Twohig, who left the coffee company to join the Dunkin’ Donuts team. As part of the settlement, Twohig will complete initial training but will otherwise not work at Dunkin' until January 15, 2010. In addition, Starbucks will be paid $500,000. Twohig also reconfirmed his commitments not to share Starbucks trade secrets and other confidential information with Dunkin' at any time.