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Two major fitness tracker brands are heading to court after one accused the other of stealing their employees, and top-secret information.
The makers of Jawbone, right, are accusing rival brand Fitbit, left, of stealing their data.
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Fresh off the filing of a big-deal IPO, fitness tracker maker Fitbit is in some really hot water.

According to the New York Times, the company is being accused of “systematically plundering” rival Jawbone in a lawsuit that was filed last Wednesday.

Fitbit allegedly offered jobs to over a third of Jawbone’s employees, asking them to bring some really important information along.

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“They downloaded information like Jawbone’s current and future business plans and products,” reports the Times. “Those individuals used thumb drives to download files and used programs to cover their tracks or deleted system logs, according to the court filing.”

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For more information, visit www.nytimes.com

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