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Bloomberg reports that Starbucks is suing Paul Twohig, the company’s former senior vice president for its southeast US territory, for having taken a job with Dunkin’ Donuts as brand operations officer.

According to the suit, Twohig had two stints with Starbucks – serving as Panera Bread COO in between – and returned to the coffee company in 2004 but signed a non-compete agreement that supposedly would last for 18 months after a departure from the company. The suit says that Twohig asked to be released from the agreement and that Starbucks refused…which led the company to sue.
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