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Texas Court of Appeals Strikes Down Cardiologist Non-Compete Agreement on Public Interest Grounds

Last week, the Texas Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court order finding a physician non-compete agreement unenforceable as against public policy.  Although Texas has no outright ban on physician non-compete agreements (like Massachusetts or Alabama), the decision suggests that Texas courts may be willing to invalidate physician non-compete agreements where there is evidence of … Continue reading

Expecting Mothers Are Latest Victims of Physician Non-Compete Agreements

Recent developments in Pennsylvania provide yet another compelling example of why non-compete agreements in the healthcare sector should be void as against public policy.  In late December, five obstetricians who were affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) gave notice that they intended to leave the system to go work for rival Highmark … Continue reading

Healthcare Sector Non-Competes Continue to Harm the Public

In today’s America, non-compete agreements have become ubiquitous.  Everybody has one.  The wine salesman.  The disc jockey.  The advertising executive.  Even the maid.  One of the most obscene examples of the widespread use (and abuse) of non-compete agreements is that of non-competes in the healthcare industry. Many doctors are either driven out of town – … Continue reading

These Days, Even Maids Have Non-Compete Agreements

The widespread use of non-compete agreements – along with the concept of captive clients and captive labor – continues to produce the most absurd scenarios.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you MaidPro.   MaidPro is a cleaning service.   Recently, MaidPro was involved in a spat with a customer in Washington D.C.  The customer had used a … Continue reading

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