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Non-Compete or Non-Solicit? Use "C.A.T.C.H." to Understand It | Sklover Working Wisdom
An Effective Way to Analyze Your Restrictions "Limits, like fear, are often an illusion." - Michael Jordan ACTUAL CASE HISTORY: For two weeks we were in a pitched battle in Federal court, trying to convince a Federal Judge to negate a non-competition agreement. Both sides had submitted legal briefs, and the Federal Judge ordered "oral argument," which is each side giving its position, and the Judge hammering away at each side's arguments with his questions. Our client was a salesman in the field of medical devices, specializing in the sale of manufactured, artificial heart valves to hospitals for surgical replacement of damaged valves. After leaving his prior employer, he took a new job, and was doing quite well – until he was sued, and his new employer placed him on "Suspension - Leave of Absence" until the case was over. In preparation for the upcoming "oral arguments" in perhaps my tenth reading of the non-competition agreement, I discovered something that no one else had