Bedding Co. Scores Win In Noncompete Row At 6th Circ.

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 9:45 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit refused to undo a lower court's decision barring a former employee of a bedding maker from soliciting certain customers, finding Ohio law was properly applied in the case.

A three-judge panel on Tuesday affirmed an Ohio federal court decision that found that Buckeye State law governed Down-Lite International Inc.'s case against former employee Chad Altbaier.

Down-Lite — which makes feather-filled products — sued Altbaier to enforce a noncompete agreement against him, though he tried to argue that California law governed the dispute. California law would swing in Altbaier's favor since the state has "eschewed covenants not to compete...

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