Video Game Developer's Noncompete Is Null: Calif. Court

Law360, San Diego (August 27, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Friday sided against Fillpoint LLC in a suit accusing a video game developer of breaching a noncompete covenant in an employment agreement, holding that the covenant was void and unenforceable under state law.

A three-judge panel determined that although a lower court erred in finding that a stock purchase agreement containing a three-year covenant not to compete and an employment agreement with a noncompete provision for an additional year should be read separately, it came to the correct conclusion that the...
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