florida non-compete lawyers

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Florida 5th DCA Says Referral Relationships Not Protectable

A recent case out of Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals raises important raises important issues related to physician non-compete agreements. Let’s take a look: Before addressing the specifics of this case, some context is necessary: Agreements not to compete are restraints of trade. In any non-compete case, there are two lenses: restraint of trade … Continue reading

New York Court Calls Florida Non-Compete Laws “Truly Obnoxious” to New York Public Policy

A recent appellate decision out of New York raises some interesting issues for Florida employers and their out-of-state employees. The facts of the case are not extraordinary: Brown and Brown, Inc. (BBI), a Florida company, has subsidiaries throughout the country. One of its subsidiaries, Brown and Brown of New York, Inc. (BBNY), hired Theresa Johnson … Continue reading

Who Owns Your Linkedin Account: You or Your Boss?

Not a non-compete case– but it rhymes.   The case is Eagle v. Morgan, et al., No. 11-4303 (E.D.Pa. December 22, 2011).   The plaintiff, Linda Eagle, co-founded a company called Edcomm, which provides banking and financial training services.  Eagle had been with Edcomm since the late 1980’s.  In 2008, Eagle created a LinkedIn account.  As expected, … Continue reading