5th Circ. Finds Texas Worker's Noncompete Valid

Law360, New York (November 6, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a case over alleged employee-poaching and violation of a noncompete agreement, a U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday to strike down part of a district court’s ruling in favor of a worker who left one Texas door-making company for another.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Weldon Vybiral, a former manager at Stock Building Supply of Texas LP’s Temple, Texas, facility, can be held liable for violating a noncompete clause in an employment agreement with Stock – contradicting a ruling by...
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