Abbott Asks Calif. Judge To Toss B&L Suit Over Noncompetes

Law360, Chicago (June 7, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Abbott Laboratories urged a California federal court Wednesday to toss the declaratory judgment suit Bausch and Lomb Inc. launched after Abbott allegedly threatened to sue it for employing two former Abbott workers, saying the plaintiff lacks standing because it was not a party to their Abbott employment agreements.

In its motion to dismiss, Abbott said Bausch & Lomb is contending in its suit that the employment agreements contain a covenant not to compete that is unenforceable under California law, even though the contracts are expressly governed...
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