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Ky. Court Upholds Atty Firing For Refusing Non-Solicit Deal

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Kentucky’s highest court has unanimously affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a law firm did not wrongfully terminate an attorney after she refused to sign a non-solicitation agreement involving clients, as the deal did not violate state legal ethics rules.

Because the agreement that the signer would not solicit clients for three years after leaving Rawlings & Associates PLLC made an exception for legal work, the deal did not violate the state Rules of Professional Conduct, according to the opinion by the Kentucky Supreme Court.

After consulting with an attorney, Carol Greissman had refused to sign the non-solicitation agreement, believing that...

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