State of Origin Rep
- Aug 25, 2018
The players, too. Macca leaked Seibold's killer trade secrets with Newcastle, and now he's off to St George with a manilla folder stuffed with Kevvie's plays. Look at all the great info we got on the Storm from Croft.I don't think there's a strong argument to be made for trade secrets when it comes to coaching. They've been happy in the past to let Bellamy's assistant coaches go on to head coaching roles at rival clubs, iirc in some cases that was mid-contract. It's hard to claim the assistant coaches were kept in the dark as to the special sauce that makes Melbourne great (Cam Smith and rampant cheating) so it'd be pretty obvious it's just a figleaf for trying to stop an employee leaving when the club wants to keep them.
If Fifita ever learns how to read the notes he stole from Peter Gentle we’re doomed.The players, too. Macca leaked Seibold's killer trade secrets with Newcastle, and now he's off to St George with a manilla folder stuffed with Kevvie's plays. Look at all the great info we got on the Storm from Croft.
Correct, this would be the maximum extent. You also cant pre claim or pre empt someone for breaching NDA. To do so would be pushing a very thin line of defamation and slander. Melbourne have to be very careful how they approach this so called legal matter. The sheer fact Tripp has fired off shots already is also almost slanderous, especially if DD hasnt done anything wrong, the broncos would almost have a defam/slander case as well.Non-disclosure agreement would be better for that I'd imagine... and likely already exists as part of him leaving
Yes they likely will, but first of all, the burden is on them to prove it, and second the trade secret issue doesn't prevent him from working for another club; it simply defines some things he can't divulge while there.
**** could you imagine the claim they could make in damages if Donaghy is delayed in taking up the post due to bogus court hearingsTripp and the Storm clearly have too much money, if they can waste it on a clause that is likely unenforceable.
I fucking hope that should Donaghy/Broncos win this they hit Tripp and the Storm for costs