EMC Exec Barred From HP Job Under Noncompete

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One day before former EMC Corp. executive David Donatelli was slated to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co., a judge issued a preliminary injunction barring the former officer from working at HP due to a noncompete agreement.

The Superior Court of Suffolk County in Massachusetts issued the injunction on Monday, the day before Donatelli was set to begin work at HP.

“The covenant which Donatelli signed is an enforceable contract, is not unreasonably broad (at least on its face) and serves legitimate business interests of EMC,” the court...
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