On November 13, global investment banking firm BTIG filed a lawsuit in California state court against rival company StoneX Group, alleging trade secret and breach of contract claims related to a StoneX’s recruitment of several key BTIG employees in order to gain access to valuable proprietary software code developed at BTIG. BTIG’s suit seeks disgorged profits of $200 million as well as remuneration for StoneX’s unjust enrichment, which BTIG estimates could reach over $1 billion.
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