U.S. - Missouri
2016.08.03 Panera Wins TRO vs IT Exec who Joined Papa Johns. Panera's successful effort to obtain a temporary restraining order reflects the importance of drafting noncompetes both to assure they are supported by adequate consideration, and to be smartly tailored to make it apparent that the employer is protecting legitimate business interests (rather than over-reaching). Here is an excerpt from the court's ruling:
2012.Nov.2 Choice of Law: Missouri vs. Oklahoma. See TLC Vision (USA) Corp. v. Freeman, 2012 WL 5398671 (E.D. Mo. Nov. 2, 2012) - discussed in Pollard Blog.
2012.Aug.14 Mo. Sup. Ct. Reaffirms General Standards for Enforcing Non-competition Clauses.
See Whelan Security Co. v. Kennebrew, 2012 Mo. LEXIS 167, reiterating the standards set forth in Healthcare Servs. of the Ozarks, Inc. v. Copeland, 198 S.W.3d 604 (Mo. 2006), namely that non-competition agreements are enforceable to the extent they are reasonable and necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate protectable interests.
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