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Electric Car Startup Says Rival's No-Poach Terms Are Unlawful

Law360 (August 9, 2018, 9:41 PM EDT) -- Electric vehicle startup EVelozcity sued Faraday & Future on Thursday in California state court, calling a contract term its competitor imposes to prevent departing employees from encouraging colleagues to also leave for another company “illegally restrictive.”

EVelozcity Inc.’s litigation against Faraday & Future Inc. comes as it fights trade secret theft claims from the larger rival in California federal court. That case alleges that the founder of EVelozcity, a former top executive with Faraday, solicited employees to also leave and join his new company, encouraging them...
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