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United Rentals, Inc. v. Bastanzi, 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45268 This federal case involved an employee, one Mr. Jeffrey Bastanzi that started his own company in direct competition with his employer while still in its employment, allegedly in violation of a non-compete agreement signed by both parties. Mr. Bastanzi worked for United Rentals, Inc. from… Read More
In the current economic environment, understanding your obligations under a non-compete agreement could be essential to finding new employment. In uncertain times, an employee may not understand that not all non-compete agreements are enforceable. Here are seven (7) important things to know about non-compete agreements: (1) Courts do not view all non-compete agreements equally: Courts… Read More
If you have a question or concern about special education law, school administration, federal standards, or the overall rights of a student, please feel free to call the expert education law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. in Westport today at (203) 221-3100 . In the case of Cambell v. Board of Education, a class of high… Read More
If you have a question or concern about special education law, school administration, federal standards, or the overall rights of a student, please feel free to call the expert education law attorneys at Maya Murphy, P.C. in Westport today at (203) 221-3100 . In the case of Burbank v. Canton Board of Education, a student and… Read More
If you signed a valid non compete agreement, try not to just forget about it. Former employers are using non competes for more than just show now a days, they are enforcing them aggressively. If you are thinking about working for your former employer’s competitor, or in another area that may be covered by a… Read More
When creating a non-compete agreement, an important question to ask is whether or not the agreement will pass judicial review and be enforceable. Generally, a covenant that restricts the activities of an employee following the termination of his employment is valid and enforceable if the restraint is reasonable. There are five criteria by which the… Read More
An employer is entitled to relief if a former employee is engaging, or threatening to engage, in activities expressly prohibited by a non-compete agreement, that would cause harm to the employer. A former employee’s violation of a non-compete agreement constitutes a breach and dictates that the plaintiff is entitled to enforce the agreement. (Booth Waltz Enter.… Read More
Two typical situations that require the court to determine what constitutes prohibited conduct and therefore a breach of a non-compete agreement are (a) defining the parameters of “competing business activity” and (b) discerning the permissible engagement within the restricted geographical area. Some defendants assert the defense that they were merely “marketing” and that this does not… Read More
THE TEST FOR REASONABLENESS/ENFORCEABILITY When determining the enforceability of a Connecticut non-compete agreement, the court will look to: 1) the reasonableness of the time restriction; 2) the reasonableness of the geographical restriction; 3) the degree of protection afforded to the employer,; 4) whether it unnecessarily restricts the employee’s ability to pursue his career; and 5) the degree… Read More
There are various circumstances under which an individual can be found in violation of a restrictive covenant. The two most common types of activity that result in litigation are: 1. The solicitation of prohibited parties in violation of the time and/or geographical restrictions; and 2. The unauthorized dissemination of confidential and proprietary information belonging to… Read More