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Davie shipyards fires back at rival Irving over leaked docs lawsuit

Firm "categorically" denied wrongdoing after it was added to lawsuit filed against former Irving employee

LEVIS, Que.—Davie shipyards has fired back at rival Irving Shipbuilding Inc. over its inclusion in a lawsuit claiming a former employee disseminated classified information.

Chantier Davie Canada Inc. issued a statement where it “categorically” denied rival Irving’s allegations after Irving announced plans to amend a class action lawsuit to include Davie in its legal proceedings.

The move comes after Irving added Davie to a lawsuit filed against former employee Jared Newcombe over allegations he provided confidential business information to Davie, and that Davie passed the leaked material around to other employees within the company.

“Davie intends to rigorously defend against these allegations, if and when Irving is granted an order adding Davie as a defendant,” the company said in a statement. “Davie is confident that the court will find in its favour.”

Irving applied this week to amend the statement of claim filed with the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.

None of the allegations have been tested in a court of law.

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