Noncompete Agreements Down But Not Out

Law360, New York (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Noncompete agreements were dealt a fatal blow in recent months in California, leading some in the legal community to question whether they are still a powerful employment tool to use in places outside the Golden State.

Last month, California's high court came down against Arthur Andersen LLP and found that noncompete agreements are invalid under the California business and professions code, even when they are narrowly restrictive.

The California Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s decision voiding a noncompete that Andersen made a Los Angeles tax...
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