Miyoko’s PBC (the Company) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against its founder and former CEO, Miyoko Schinner, for Schinner’s alleged “theft” of “trade secrets and confidential information” following her termination as CEO by the Company’s Board of Directors in 2022. The complaint alleges that Schinner electronically took R&D and proprietary recipes and other trade secrets, and physically removed cheese cultures and unreleased product prototypes from the Company’s warehouse. The Company has demanded a jury trial and is seeking injunctive relief in addition to actual, punitive, and exemplary damages.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Miyoko’s Creamery Files Suit Against Its Founder and Former CEO for Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 178.]