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Orlando Non-Compete Lawyer

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Prominent Florida Chef Sued for Violating Non-Compete Agreement

A recent non-compete dispute in Florida raises questions about the concept of legitimate business interests under Florida law.  Until October, prominent Florida chef Domenica Macchia ran the kitchen at a St. Petersburg restaurant called Three Birds Tavern.  After leaving Three Birds last fall, Macchia became the chef at another local restaurant called Beak’s Old Florida.  … Continue reading

Zynga Sues Former Manager Over Theft of CityVille Trade Secrets

In the realm of non-compete and trade secret litigation, there are certain truisms that have stood the test of time.  Among the most basic:  Do not take company files with you.  This is a classic blunder.  You know, like getting involved in a land war in Asia.  It is a bad idea.  When you take … Continue reading

In Harlan Laboratories Case, MA Court States the Obvious: Leave the Customer Files Behind

Yesterday evening, at a cigar bar in Fort Lauderdale (shout out to the Florida Cigar Company), I had a discussion with a few gentlemen that touched upon the issues of confidential information, non-compete agreements and computer forensics.  One of these gentlemen was in the process of separating from his current employer and starting his own … Continue reading

Amazon Sues Former High Ranking Employee Over New Job at Google

As an attorney who defends employees in non-compete cases, I am generally critical of how such agreements are used.   For one thing, it seems that everybody has a non-compete agreement these days (maids, bartenders, news anchors), even when the facts suggest that such an agreement is unenforceable.  And every plaintiff in every non-compete case runs … Continue reading

Boston Area Dentists in Non-Compete Controversy

Interesting non-compete news out of Weymouth, Massachusetts (a small city about twenty miles south of Boston).   Back in September 2009, a Boston-area dentist Gerald Maher sold his practice to a newly formed company called Dental Wellness.  As part of the transaction, Maher agreed (1) to refrain from practicing dentistry within a 15-mile radius of Dental … Continue reading

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