Marsh Case May Alter Texas' Noncompete Landscape

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court has spurred litigation with rulings that emboldened employers to enforce noncompete pacts. It now has the chance to issue another enforcement-friendly ruling in a pending case brought by Marsh USA Inc. challenging a finding over the insurer's nonsolicitation pact with an ex-employee, but lawyers say that decision could mean less litigation, not more.

Lawyers based in Texas told Law360 that the number of new noncompete cases — buoyed by two state Supreme Court rulings in 2006 and 2009 that made the contracts...
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