March 7, 2019

3rd Circ. Illuminates 'Unclean Hands' Doctrine for Employers

Charles A. Weiss

The term “unclean hands” is often raised in a court of law, but rarely proven. A prime example of this pertains to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s recent decision in Scherer Design Group v. Ahead Engineering. Partner Charles Weiss examines the case on whether or not the doctrine’s “relatedness” requirements with exiting employees who took company documents to start a competing business are at fault with “unclean hands.”

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