8th Circ. Vacates Judge's Order In Panera Non-Compete Fight

Law360 (June 9, 2021, 9:08 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit has vacated a decision by a Missouri district court ordering Panera to litigate the enforcement of its non-compete agreements in Delaware in a suit involving three former information technology employees who allegedly broke their agreements with the restaurant chain when they were hired by a competitor.

The appellate panel in its Tuesday decision favored Panera LLC by resolving a forum selection issue, vacating the lower court's decision and saying the appeal is moot because the restaurant company in a last-ditch effort to stop its ex-employees from working at competitor Act III Management LLC properly chose to seek a...

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