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Zynga sues former CityVille general manager for stealing company documents

Zynga has filed a lawsuit against former CityVille general manager Alan Patmore for allegedly stealing company documents, reports VentureBeat.

Patmore allegedly copied 760 Zynga documents online before leaving the company in August to join online games developer Kixeye as its new vice president of product. Zynga filed the case with the Superior Court of the State of California, claiming the documents in Patmore's possession contain sensitive company information.

The lawsuit lists the type of information included in the documents, including details for CityVille features as well as monetization assesments and plans, design documents for an unannounced game, revenue and employee compensation information, details on how Zynga chooses which game mechanics to implement, and Patmore's entire inbox from his time with the company.

Zynga filed a temporary restraining order on Patmore on October 12th, placing him under legal obligation to not share the data in the documents.

Polygon has reached out to Zynga and will update this story with more information as it is made available.

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