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What Happens When a Partner Leaves and Takes Clients?

Posted April 27, 2018

I love reading about cases involving partnerships and employment law.  It’s the best of both worlds; commercial law and employment law. What happens when one partner leaves the partnership and takes some – maybe a lot – of the partnership’s clients?  A fight, that’s what happens.

And we had a good one in a recent Connecticut Appellate Court opinion. Judge William Bright, one of the newer appellate judges, wrote this one, and did a fine job.  Judge Bright litigated a lot of these types of cases and it shows.

Paging Doctor Smith! You Are Free to Practice Around the State!

Posted May 8, 2016

Listen up doctors! Physicians and physician practices who are currently negotiating employment agreements, partnership agreements or otherwise joining a practice need to be aware of a recent law passed by Connecticut's General Assembly.  The law - which everyone expects Governor Molloy to sign - limits non-compete agreements for physicians to 15 miles in geographic scope and 1 year in duration.

Scrambled Eggs and Punitive Damages in Employee Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Posted March 19, 2016

Businesses now have a good case to support recovery of attorney's fees just for scrambling to court to keep a former employee from violating a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement, even if the company has suffered no other harm. You can catch up on non-competition agreements by reading this.

Court Limits Statutory Claims Based on Non-Competition Agreement

Posted February 6, 2016

I blogged last month here about a recent Connecticut Superior Court case, which showcased some typical issues with non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  Another interesting part of the decision that caught my attention was the court's discussion about the interplay between two Connecticut statutes: CUTPA and CUTSA (don't you love acronyms).

Surprise! Part of Your Non-Solicitation Agreement Is Unenforceable

Posted January 24, 2016

You want a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement your company can enforce, right?  Stupid question, you say.  Well, companies need to analyze the language in their contracts if that's their goal (some agreements I've seen make me doubt what the company's goal was, as if simply having something signed protected them.)

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