Case Study: Home Paramount V. Shaffer

Law360, New York (January 4, 2012, 1:09 PM EST) -- Imagine the following scenario ...

Twenty years ago, your company was the employer at issue in a key Supreme Court of Virginia noncompete agreement case. Your company prevailed, with the Supreme Court holding that the company’s standard noncompete agreement is enforceable under Virginia law.

Relying on that victory, your company continues using identical noncompete language and believes that it is on firm footing in doing so; after all, the Supreme Court of Virginia — the final arbiter of the meaning of Virginia law — has ruled...
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