Dick’s Sporting Goods Sues Modell’s CEO for Allegedly Posing as Dick’s VP
When you think of corporate espionage and snooping, you probably think of big manufacturers — electronics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, packaged food — trying to learn what the competition is working on. One industry that's unlikely to come to mind is retail sporting goods. However, a lawsuit recently filed by the folks at Dick's Sporting Goods accuses Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell's Sporting Goods, of posing as a Dick's vice president to gain access to the company's secrets. Modell allegedly presented himself a senior vice president to employees at a Dick's store in Princeton, N.J., on Feb. 8.