HOUSTON – A mattress company alleges its former employee is using trade secrets in his new job.
In a lawsuit filed on Nov. 21 in the Harris County 333rd District Court, A&M Mattress Co. assert Enrique Barbosa’s acts are benefitting Kingdom Mattress.
The plaintiff employed Barbosa for more than 15 years. The suit says the defendant had access to key information such as A&M Mattress’s techniques, methods, practices, procedures, marketing strategies, and “know how” utilized in the business in addition to the complainants’ relationships with customers, employees, material providers, service providers, and other vendors.
According to the original petition, both parties entered into a non-compete agreement earlier this month. A&M Mattress reportedly terminated Barbosa over an incident with another employee.
The complainant later discovered that the defendant secured employment with Kingdom and used its trade secrets.
Recent Harris County District Court records show A&M Mattress secured a temporary restraining order against Barbosa the same day the suit was filed.
Attorney Adrian A. Spears, II and Art Martinez De Vara of The Martinez De Vara Law Firm, PLLC in Von Ormy is representing the plaintiff.
Harris County 333rd District Court Case No. 2017-78335