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Real Estate Management Employee Sanctioned in Trade Secrets Case

May 29, 2019, 7:36 PM

A former employee of a real estate management company faces sanctions, and could be held in contempt, for destroying evidence in a suit accusing her of stealing trade secrets, a federal court ruled May 28.

International Financial Company LLC accuses its former employee Odara Jabali-Jeter of stealing confidential and proprietary files, both physical and electronic, to use in her own competing real estate management company.

The company’s forensic expert determined that the woman, who alleges the company unlawfully fired her because of her pregnancy, downloaded information from her work computer onto at least six flash drives.

Here, the U.S. District...

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