J&J Unit Can't Stop Ex-Sales Reps From Working For Rival

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday refused a bid by Johnson & Johnson's cardiac device unit to prevent three former sales representatives from working for a competitor, saying that the company's breach of contract counterclaims seemed unlikely to succeed.

U.S. District Judge John Antoon II said Biosense Webster Inc., which filed the counterclaims against the ex-sales reps and their new employer St. Jude Medical S.C. Inc. in November, was misinterpreting and expanding the terms of the former workers' employment agreements. Biosense had misconstrued those contracts to...
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