Starwood Hotels & Resorts is claiming that Hilton Hotels used confidential documents stolen from Starwood to develop its Denizen brand. The lawsuit alleges that two former Starwood executives stole "Starwood's most competitively sensitive information" and then joined Hilton. "This is the clearest imaginable case of corporate espionage, theft of trade secrets, unfair competition and computer fraud," Starwood alleges in the complaint. Hilton said the suit was "without merit."

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