SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. said it has settled a lawsuit against former executive Paul Twohig, who the coffeehouse chain alleged violated a non-compete agreement when he accepted a job at rival Dunkin’ Donuts. As part of the settlement, Twohig, who earlier this month joined Dunkin’ as its new brand operating officer, will be able to complete a standard four-week orientation program for Dunkin’ executives but then must take a leave of absences until Jan. 15, 2010, Starbucks said. ...
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