Boart Can't Block Rival Drilling Co. From Poaching Workers

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Drilling company Boart Longyear Inc. lost its bid in Nevada federal court to bar competitor National EWP Inc. from recruiting its current and former employees, whom the drilling firm said had signed noncompete agreements, after a judge ruled Thursday that the company's chances were dim.

U.S. District Court Judge James C. Mahan denied Boart’s motion for a preliminary injunction, rejecting the drilling company’s claims that it would suffer irreparable economic harm if National EWP were allowed to continue hiring its workers to gain an advantage in...
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