M&A-related Noncompete Decisions:
By U.S. States (see also International)
See generally: M&A Issues and Cases / Asset Purchases / Forum Selection Clauses
California - use this link.
Hawaii - see Uarco Inc. v. Lam, 18 F. Supp. 2d 1116, 1122 (D.Haw. 1998)
Illinois - see discussion under "Sale of Business" at Illinois Non-compete Law.
Massachusetts -- See generally: "Non-Compete Issues in Connection with the Sale of a Business" (3/22/2007).
Missouri -- see Alexander & Alexander, Inc. v. Koelz, 722 S.W. 2d 311, 312 (Mo. App. 1986).
Minnesota -- See Saliterman v. Finney, 361 N.W.2d 175 (Minn. Ct. App. 1985), opening the door for arguments that the assignment of a non-compete agreement as part of an asset sale is allowable even absent express assignment language. See 2009 article titled "Non-Compete Agreements: Can They be Assigned under Minnesota Law?"
Pennsylvania -- See Hess v. Gebhard & Co., 808 A.2d 912 (2002) which requires an express provision in order to provide for an assignment of a selling employer's rights.
2010 Article titled "Sale of Business Noncompete Agreements in Texas".
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