Ex-worker says he is brewer’s target

Published Apr 3, 2013 at 05:00AM

A former Anheuser-Busch InBev employee who claimed the company sells watered-down beer told a judge the brewer is out to punish his whistle-blowing with a lawsuit alleging he divulged trade secrets.

AB InBev sued James Clark, a former director of operations support, one week after the company was accused of overstating the alcohol content in several of its beers.

The case, which accuses Clark of misappropriating trade secrets, should be dismissed because California law bars using so-called strategic lawsuits against public participation as a means of intimidation, Clark said in papers filed Friday in federal court in Sacramento, Calif.

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