Rexam Closures & Containers Inc. and Berry Plastics Corp. have settled a lawsuit over Evansville-based Berry's hiring of former Rexam official John Whitehead.
Whitehead was sales director of the closures and containers division of London-based Rexam plc. Rexam had alleged that Whitehead breached his contract, improperly shared trade secrets and recruited Rexam employees for Berry. Whitehead joined Berry in January.
Rexam had filed the lawsuit March 7 in Vanderburgh County Circuit Court. The case was canceled after the parties arrived at a confidential settlement May 20, court officials confirmed.
Lawyers for Rexam, Berry and Whitehead declined to comment.
The court will not officially dismiss the case until Jan. 16, 2009, to ensure terms are enforced.