X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

The full case caption appears at the end of this opinion.

Plaintiff Rycoline Products, Inc. (Rycoline) manufactures chemical products for use in the printing industry. It appeals from certain pretrial rulings and from an order entered after the presentation of plaintiff’s case dismissing its claims pursuant to R. 4:37-2(b). [FOOTNOTE 1] Defendant C&W Unlimited (C&W) is a competitor of Rycoline and is owned and operated by defendants Michael Walsh and Eric Berliner. Defendant Karl Kaiser began his employment with Rycoline in 1976 and by 1995 held the position of East Coast District Manager. Testimony introduced at trial indicated that he was responsible for the local manufacturing facility as well as for manufacturing chemical products according to the proper formula and within Rycoline’s quality control guidelines. In October 1985, Kaiser executed a “confidentiality agreement” with Rycoline. It provided that he would not disclose certain information that was deemed “confidential” by Rycoline. Pursuant to this agreement, Kaiser agreed not to reveal to others “during and after my employment . . . so long as any such information may remain confidential, secret or otherwise wholly or partially protectable” plaintiff’s “formulas, processes, methods, manufacturing techniques, discoveries, mixes, compounds” or other such matter including “production or sales activities.” Kaiser had not, however, entered into either a restrictive covenant not to compete or a formal written employment agreement with Rycoline. In 1995, defendants Steven Pauloski and Bernard Bush were members of the sales staff of Rycoline’s East Coast District. Other members of the sales staff included Morton Altholz and Frank Kreppel.

 
Reprints & Licensing
Mentioned in a Law.com story?

License our industry-leading legal content to extend your thought leadership and build your brand.

More From ALM

Premium Subscription

With this subscription you will receive unlimited access to high quality, online, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry. This is perfect for attorneys licensed in multiple jurisdictions or for attorneys that have fulfilled their CLE requirement but need to access resourceful information for their practice areas.
View Now

Team Accounts

Our Team Account subscription service is for legal teams of four or more attorneys. Each attorney is granted unlimited access to high quality, on-demand premium content from well-respected faculty in the legal industry along with administrative access to easily manage CLE for the entire team.
View Now

Bundle Subscriptions

Gain access to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced attorneys with our 2 bundle options! Our Compliance bundles are curated by CLE Counselors and include current legal topics and challenges within the industry. Our second option allows you to build your bundle and strategically select the content that pertains to your needs. Both options are priced the same.
View Now

Global Leaders in Consulting (GLC) 2023

February 16, 2023
London

The Global Leaders in Consulting awards are for those who are making a big impression within the industry, but also worldwide.


Learn More

Complex Claims & Litigation Forum 2023

February 27, 2023 - March 01, 2023
Henderson, NV

Aimed to help Insurers prevent, prepare and prevail In adjudicating complex claims, negotiating settlements and winning cases.


Learn More

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards 2023

March 08, 2023
London

Women, Influence & Power in Law UK Awards honors women lawyers who have made a remarkable difference in the legal profession.


Learn More

ASSOCIATE: Accessibility / Employment Litigation


The New York office of Epstein Becker & Green is seeking an attorney to work at the level of a mid-level or senior associate to join its...


Apply Now ›

MID-LEVEL ASSOCIATE: Traditional Labor


The Los Angeles office of Epstein Becker & Green is seeking an attorney to work at the level of a mid-level associate in its growing nat...


Apply Now ›

MID-LEVEL or SENIOR ASSOCIATE: Labor & Employment Litigation


The Newark office of Epstein Becker & Green is seeking an attorney to work at the level of a mid-level or senior associate in its growin...


Apply Now ›

POND LEHOCKY STERN GIORDANO

01/26/2023
TLI Web

Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP would like to congratulate Jerry Lehocky and his team on PA's largest workers' compensation settlement.


View Announcement ›

ABOTA NNJ

01/23/2023
NJLJ Web

ABOTA NNJ would like to announce...


View Announcement ›

O'BRIEN FIRM

01/18/2023
TLI Web

O'BRIEN FIRM would like to announce that..


View Announcement ›