High Court Sends Okla. Noncompete Case To Arbitration

Law360, New York (November 26, 2012, 3:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned an Oklahoma Supreme Court decision voiding a noncompete agreement that contained an arbitration clause, saying the contract's validity is a matter for an arbitrator, not the courts, to decide.

In a per curiam opinion, the justices vacated the state court's decision invalidating energy services company Nitro-Lift Technologies LLC's noncompete agreements with two former employees who had gone to work for a competitor based on a state law that limits the application of such agreements, finding that the Oklahoma court's...
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