Dish Wins Reversal On DirecTV Noncompete Contract

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Colorado appeals court has reversed a lower court decision and granted Dish Network Corp. an injunction preventing a former manager from going to work for rival The DirecTV Group Inc., in a decision that clarifies the meaning of “management personnel” under Colorado law.

The trial court erred in not granting Dish an injunction to stop Christopher Altomari from jumping to DirecTV, said Judge Daniel Taubman of the Colorado Court of Appeals, Division I, in an opinion issued Thursday.

The decision overturns a trial court interpretation...
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