Checking in on our favorite non-compete fact pattern You might be wondering what happened to our friend Dawn Davis. Well, with the housing market booming, the window business is doing well. Dawn just had her best year of sales at Paula Payne Windows. But Dawn felt like she wasn’t getting a big enough cut of the profits. So she jumped ship and went to work for Real Cheap Windows. Trouble is, Dawn had a two-year non-compete with Payne, and Payne sued, asking for an injunction and damages. The judge denied the injunction, but the case is about to go to […]
Is the balance of hardships relevant in a non-compete lawsuit?
President Biden’s executive order directed the FTC to consider limitations on non-competes. Should Texas do the same?
Is a restriction on soliciting employees a non-compete subject to a reasonableness requirement?
Need some ideas for your non-compete jury charge?
The man, the myth, the paper. Wolfe on Texas Non-Compete Litigation.
Do any of the requirements of the most famous Texas non-compete decision still apply?
Failing to offer evidence regarding the reasonableness of the non-compete’s time period is the most common–and fixable–mistake.
For almost a century, Texas law has required a non-compete to have a reasonable time period, but what does “reasonable” mean?
Part 1 covered the “ancillary” requirement. Part 2 “reasonableness.” Part 3 covers everything else you need in your non-compete.