Many New Jersey residents are probably familiar with famed professional tennis player Andy Roddick and his retirement from professional tennis. However, many may not realize that he recently filed a lawsuit over a contract dispute he is having with a charity.
Hewlett-Packard has sued its former chief executive officer Mark Hurd for breach of contract; more specifically for violating a confidentiality agreement. A confidentiality agreement is a contract entered by two parties who want to ensure information shared between them is not shared with any party outside of the relationship. Often, companies ask an employee to sign non-disclosure agreements to ensure confidential information of the company remains with the company during the employee's tenure and after departure.