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Poet Settles Lawsuit Against Former Employee

Lawsuit alleged employee had violated a confidentiality agreement

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Sioux Falls-based Poet has settled a lawsuit against a local engineering firm, bringing more than two years of litigation to an end, the company announced Tuesday.

According to a report at the Argus Leader, Poet sued Nelson Baker Biotech, formerly known as Nelson Engineering, and a former employee, Jerry Baker, in 2017.

The lawsuit alleged that Baker, who had helped develop a process for producing ethanol, had violated a confidentiality agreement when he helped Nelson Engineering develop an identical process.

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