Calif. Court Strikes Blow To EMC Exec’s Move To HP

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California Superior Court judge on Tuesday put a temporary hold on a former EMC Corp. executive’s bid to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co., denying a request for a preliminary injunction overturning a noncompete agreement that would bar the division ex-president from joining HP for a year.

In its ruling, the court determined that David A. Donatelli, who previously served as president of EMC’s storage division, had not presented sufficient evidence proving that his move to join HP constituted an “exceptional circumstance” that would justify tearing up...
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