Ex-Philips Employee Barred From Working For Rival

Law360, New York (July 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In Philips Electronics North America Corp.'s second victory against a former employee who allegedly violated a noncompetition agreement, a federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction barring the sales executive from working with rival companies selling MP3 or cell phone accessories in the United States.

Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on Tuesday signed off on the injunction, which will remain in place through April 9, 2010.

The injunction essentially extends a temporary restraining order the...
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