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Old 07-11-2018, 01:37 PM
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Default A non-compete ruling

For an accountant, but WOW what a judgement.

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Old 07-11-2018, 01:50 PM
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i'm fine with the non-compete holding up in this instance. it didn't appear to be a contract of adhesion and looks like it was only excluding him rendering services to former clients. not exactly a "can't do any lawyering at all for 10 years" sort of thing.

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I'm against anti compete agreements. But IMO this case seemed fair.

It's one thing to say you can't work for someone because we paid you to work for us and we do business for them or compete against them. A totally different thing to say we'll pay you to not steal our competitors since you worked for us and we know you could. I know there's room to argue those payments are for work already performed, but when you add on that he designed the thing it's hard to argue against.

IMO in this case timing is everything. That said, still scary. The precedent does bother me.

Thanks for sharing.
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