Matt O’Brien reports:
In a case that sends a chilling message to gossipy Silicon Valley tech workers, a former Yahoo employee has admitted in court papers that she broke her employment agreement by leaking confidential information to a journalist who wrote a book about CEO Marissa Mayer.
Cecile Lal, sued by Yahoo in May for breach of contract and fiduciary duty, has agreed in a settlement to pay the Sunnyvale company an undisclosed sum and cooperate with its ongoing investigation of the leak by handing over any information she still possesses. A civil judgment that ends the dispute was filed last month at Santa Clara County Superior Court.
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