"CN's court proceeding in the state of Illinois seeks a declaration confirming its legal right to cancel such payments and benefits," CN said.
"It also seeks to enforce Mr. Harrison's covenants that he will not solicit CN personnel for a certain period of time and that he will not disclose confidential CN information at any time. CN does not intend at this time to seek to bar Mr. Harrison's appointment. CN is concerned that it will be difficult, if not impossible, for Mr. Harrison to perform his new duties for CP without drawing upon his broad knowledge of CN's confidential information -- which he is not permitted to do. So CN intends to monitor events, and, if it appears that Mr. Harrison is using confidential CN information, CN might seek injunctive relief at that time."
Claude and CN brass, seriously: get over yourselves. Everyone in the entire rail industry now uses the strategies and techniques Harrison developed....he wrote and published dam books on it!
He worked for 35 years in railroading before he ever set foot at CN, and it's been over 2 years since he left. If you haven't made any headway in improving or changing CN's operations since then, that is more of a compliment of what HH did for CN (as well as an indictment of what little his successor has achieved) than it is a basis for trying to punish him.
If anyone at CN thought that confidential commercial information has a 'best before' date of more than 2 years, you should obviously have considered that when you drew up the CA. Sue your lawyers.
This Illinois court case is going to be one short, entertaining, and humiliating event.