Chesapeake Energy Sues McClendon for Taking His Rolodex with Him

This is rich. Yesterday Chesapeake Energy sued its former co-founder, Aubrey McClendon, claiming he took his rolodex (“contacts list” for our younger readers) with him when he left the building. Chesapeake said the data McClendon took with him had “trade secrets” in it. McClendon, in responding to the frivolous lawsuit, said that the data he took was part of his contractual agreement with Chesapeake. McClendon was and remains Chessy’s biggest partner, with a working interest in almost all of the wells they’ve drilled. Apparently his ongoing relationship with the company he co-founded bothers the Powers That Be (corporate raiders Carl Icahn and Mason Hawkins)…

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