Starbucks sues former exec hired by Dunkin’

SEATTLE Coffeehouse giant Starbucks is suing a former executive, saying he violated a non-compete agreement when he accepted a job at rival Dunkin’ Donuts.

Attorneys for Starbucks filed a lawsuit Oct. 5 in U.S. District Court in Seattle seeking to block Paul Twohig, a former senior vice president, from going to work for Dunkin’ Brands Inc. for the remainder of an 18-month non-competition agreement he allegedly signed when hired by the company in November 2004.

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