P&G sues former employee who went to Alberto-Culver

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Procter & Gamble Co. is suing to keep, Paul Stoneham, 36, a former marketing director for haircare products in Germany, from serving as president of Alberto-Culver International, citing violation of a non-compete clause in stock options Mr. Stoneham exercised before leaving the company. Despite the suit, Mr. Stoneham assumed his new duties Oct. 1. In the suit, P&G claimed Mr. Stoneham continued serving on global haircare strategy teams for weeks after he knew he was joining a competitor so he could take valuable trade secrets with him.

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