On August 19, 2010, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s denial of a motion for injunctive relief regarding enforcement of an employer’s non-compete and non-solicitation provisions. Mohr v. Bank of New York Mellon Corp., No. 10-11890, 2010 WL 3273059 (11th Cir. Aug. 19, 2010). Applying Georgia law, the Court found the non-compete agreement

Continue Reading Eleventh Circuit Finds 43-City Non-Compete Enforceable Under Georgia Law

Earlier this month, Starbucks Corp. filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to seek enforcement of a noncompetition agreement it entered into with former Division Senior Vice President Paul Twohig.

According to Starbucks, Twohig purportedly had accepted a position with Dunkin’ Donuts as its Brand Operations Officer, which would have been in violation
Continue Reading Coffee Wars Come to a Grinding Halt: Starbucks Settles Lawsuit Again Former Executive

Earlier this week, Starbucks Corp. sued a former executive in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, seeking enforcement of a noncompetition agreement. (Starbucks Corp. v. Paul Twohig, Civil Action No. 09-01404 (W.D. Wash.))

Former Division Senior Vice President Paul Twohig left Starbucks in March 2009, and, according to news reports, purportedly accepted a position with Dunkin’

Continue Reading Coffee Wars: Starbucks Sues To Stop Former Executive From Joining Dunkin’ Donuts

On July 30, 2009, the Eleventh Circuit reversed a district court decision granting over $1.6 million in damages to a former employer, but upheld an injunction against the former employee, enforcing a non-compete agreement. In Proudfoot Consulting Co. v. Gordon, No. 09-14075, Judge Trager issued an opinion finding that a non-compete agreement that prevented a former Project Director from

Continue Reading Eleventh Circuit Enforces Non-Compete Covering North America and Europe, but Finds Former Employer is Not Entitled to Damages