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Starwood sues Hilton Hotels over alleged corporate espionage




Starwood sues Hilton Hotels over alleged corporate espionage
Starwood sues Hilton Hotels over alleged corporate espionage



http://content.usatoday.com/communities/hotelcheckin/post/2009/04/65574153/1 

By Barbara De Lollis 
USA Today
April 16, 2009

Starwood CEO's exclusive blog post about Hilton lawsuit

Hotel giant Starwood Hotels late tonight filed suit against rival Hilton 
Hotels, accusing it of stealing trade secrets to help it launch a rival 
luxury chain quickly and cheaply. The Wall Street Journal was the first 
news outlet to run a story about the filing.

Filed in federal court in New York, Starwood's suit alleges that Hilton 
stole more than 100,000 electronic and hard copy files containing trade 
secrets to help it expand its luxury hotel offerings. "The large volume 
of confidential information taken is extraordinary," the filing says.

Hilton last month announced the launch of Denizen, a chic, upscale chain 
that would rival Starwood's offerings. The brains behind Denizen include 
two executives who until last year ran Starwood's luxury hotels unit.

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