Early last week, we wrote a post on a unique circumstance in which a non-compete agreement was ruled unenforceable by the California Court of Appeal despite the fact that it was executed pursuant to the sale of a business.  (Fillpoint, LLC v. Maas (August 24, 2012)). Following up on that post, I had the chance to speak with Colin
Continue Reading Video Interview: California Appellate Court Rules Non-Compete In Key Employee Agreement Unenforceable Despite “Sale of Business” Exception

By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas

Non-competition agreements executed in connection with the sale of a business are typically enforceable as a limited exception under Business and Professions Code section 16601 and applicable case authority to California’s general prohibition against non-competition agreements. A recent California Court of Appeal decision, however, further narrows this limited exception. 

In Fillpoint v. Maas,
Continue Reading California Court Of Appeal Finds That Non-Competition Agreement Contained In Employment Agreement Is Unenforceable Against Former Seller/Employee Even Though It Was Executed In Connection With The Sale Of A Business