Fillpoint, LLC v. Maas, WL 3631266 (Cal. Ct. App. 2012) Michael Maas sold his stock in Crave Entertainment Group, Inc. to Handleman Company and signed a stock purchase agreement that contained a three-year covenant not to compete. Maas signed a separate employment agreement with Crave that contained a one-year covenant not to compete, which would … Continue Reading
Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, 44 Cal. 4th 937 (2008) CPA Raymond Edwards II was hired in 1997 as a tax manager for the Los Angeles office of the now defunct accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP (“Andersen”). As a condition of his employment, Edwards was required to execute a noncompetition agreement that prohibited his (1) … Continue Reading
Alliant Ins. Services, Inc. v. Gaddy, 159 Cal. App. 4th 1292 (2008) Alliant Insurance Services purchased a competing insurance brokerage company from G. Scott Gaddy for $4.1 million and then employed him under a senior management agreement. Both the purchase and employment agreements contained covenants whereby Gaddy agreed not to compete with Alliant or to … Continue Reading
Patricia Adkins Ins. Agency, Inc. v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., 146 Cal. App. 4th 526 (2007) The Court of Appeal granted declaratory and injunctive relief to independent contractor agents of State Farm who challenged certain trade secret and non-solicitation restrictions that State Farm sought to impose upon the agents’ employees. The agents challenged … Continue Reading
Thompson v. Impaxx, Inc., 113 Cal. App. 4th 1425 (2003) David Thompson’s employment was terminated after he refused to sign a customer non-solicitation agreement that his employer, Impaxx, required him to sign. The covenant in question stated that “[f]or a period of one year following the termination of employment, I will not call on, solicit, … Continue Reading
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