EMC Fights With HP Over Exec's Noncompete Clause

Law360 (April 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An executive who left EMC Corp. earlier this week to join rival Hewlett-Packard Co. has purportedly become embroiled in a pair of lawsuits over the terms of a noncompete clause in his employee agreement.

The dispute began Monday, when David Donatelli resigned his position as president of EMC's storage division and indicated his intent to join a rival company, according to Michael Gallant, a spokesman for Hopkinton, Mass.-based EMC.

That same day, Donatelli filed a lawsuit in California state court asking for a judgment to void...
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