Halliburton Fights VP's Noncompete With Baker Hughes

Law360, New York (June 01, 2012, 8:35 PM ET) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. on Thursday asked a Texas state judge to nix a noncompete agreement signed by one of its vice presidents while he worked for Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations Inc., saying the deal is unenforceable and the executive hasn't revealed any trade secrets.

Southeast area Vice President Paul Sheppard and Halliburton claim Baker Hughes has threatened to enforce the noncompete Sheppard claims he hastily signed and is withholding financial benefits he earned at the company until he agrees to reaffirm the provision.

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