By Brett Barrouquere (October 22, 2021, 6:47 PM EDT) -- A trial court's extension of a contractual noncompete provision was improper, the Georgia Court of Appeals said Thursday, reversing the trial court's indefinite ban on the operators of a towing business from competing with the company they sold to.
The appeals court said the move cut against what the Supreme Court of Georgia has said "at least implicitly" — that a court can't extend the length of a noncompete agreement beyond its contractual terms.
Trial courts have other ways of dealing with the violation of a noncompete agreement, the appeals court said. Curbing the court's power to extend such an agreement...
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