If you are representing a client who has been subjected to an injunction enjoining him from violating a covenant not to compete, and you want to appeal, there are two things you ought to know. One is good for you, the other probably is not so good. They...
On Friday, The Business Court issued an opinion on
a number of covenant not to compete issues, in Akzo
Nobel Coatings Inc. v. Rogers , 2011 NCBC 41. The Defendants were
former employees of the Plaintiff, which had acquired the company for which
Under Virginia law, covenants restricting the free use of
land are not favored and must be strictly construed. Restrictive covenants that are unreasonably broad will not
be enforced. There is a growing body of case law in Virginia governing noncompete...
Be careful with covenants not to compete when you buy or sell a business. That's the lesson from Amerigas Propane, LP v. Coffey , 2014 NCBC 4, decided this week by Judge Jolly.
The Plaintiff had Defendant Coffey, an employee of the company which...
Long time readers of this blog know that you can't designate a case limited to a covenant not to compete to the Business Court. That's the Lifecare case, from 2008, in which Judge Tennille said "every suit based upon a breach of a restrictive...