Rival Sports Agencies' Noncompete Row Sent To Fed. Court

Law360, Houston (October 17, 2016, 8:20 PM EDT) -- In a case removed from Texas state court Friday, sports management agency Select Sports Group I has sued rival agency Impact Sports, asking the court to declare that the former Impact employee who now owns Select Sports is not in violation of a noncompete agreement, because he never signed it.

Sean Kiernan, the owner of Houston-based SSG I who formerly worked for Florida-based Impact Sports, told Texas federal court that he and SSG I received written notice from Impact in July 2014 alleging he had violated a two-year noncompetition agreement by joining SSG I.

Kiernan and SSG I in August 2014 filed...

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