Noncompete Ban Lifted In Waste Co.'s Trade Secrets Fight

Law360, Miami (April 17, 2013, 7:19 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed an injunction enforcing a noncompete agreement signed by a former Choice Environmental Services consultant, ruling that the company could not enforce the agreement under a stricter trade secrets standard without having to prove the misappropriation of trade secrets.

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed the preliminary injunction granted to Choice Environmental against former employee Carlo M. Piccinonna because the injunction — granted after the company waived its right to argue that the duration of the restrictive provision was...
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