(Bloomberg) -- Two JPMorgan Chase units sued six former executives who defected to rival Morgan Stanley, seeking a court order blocking them from enticing clients and co-workers to follow.

The ex-employees, including a vice president, two executive directors and three managing directors, all quit in February and later joined Morgan Stanley, according to court papers. The six, who worked at JPMorgan's private bank office in Morristown, N.J., are accused of stealing trade secrets and breaching their duty of loyalty.

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