Cameron Drops Noncompete Suit Against Former Exec

Law360, New York (December 6, 2016, 7:48 PM EST) -- Cameron International Corp. has settled a lawsuit it brought against a former top executive who left to work for a competitor, a resolution reached after a Texas federal judge denied the oilfield services company's bid to block the man from working for any competitor in the Middle East.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas in October had denied Cameron's motion for a preliminary injunction, ruling that the company's non-compete and non-solicitation agreement with Steven Abbiss could only reasonably apply to Oman and Yemen, not the entire Middle East. The parties told the court Tuesday they had settled the case, and Judge Atlas...

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