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Expecting Mothers Are Latest Victims of Physician Non-Compete Agreements

Recent developments in Pennsylvania provide yet another compelling example of why non-compete agreements in the healthcare sector should be void as against public policy.  In late December, five obstetricians who were affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) gave notice that they intended to leave the system to go work for rival Highmark

Bosley Loses Non-Compete Fight Against Former Doctor & Rival Hair Clinic

In the modern world, non-compete agreements are ubiquitous.  And as a result, non-compete litigation is everywhere.  For some reason, Illinois recently has played host to a number of interesting non-compete disputes.  That trend continues.  A recent case out of Cook County pitted Bosley Medical Group against their former doctor, William Yates, and a rival hair

FTC Folds, Admits Google Never Broke Antitrust Laws

Over the past two years, we have heard an endless stream of pundits, analysts and lobbyists weigh in on the possible antitrust case against Google.  The most outrageous such commentary came from Thomas Barnett, a partner at Covington and Burling and lobbyist for Microsoft and other Google competitors.  When interviewed for a CNET article, Barnett

Amazon (Basically) Loses Non-Compete Case Against Former Employee Who Left For Google

In October of this year, Amazon sued a former employee who had jumped ship and gone to work for Google.   Beginning in mid-2010, Daniel Powers served as a vice-president of Amazon’s Web Services division.  His principal job in that capacity was to sell Amazon cloud computing services to businesses.  Powers left Amazon in June, signed

FTC Enters Final Order Invaliding Non-Compete Agreements of Reno Cardiologists

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final decision approving a consent order that will invalidate the non-compete agreements of ten cardiologists who are terminating their employment with Renown Health in Reno, Nevada. The move has been expected since late this summer, when the parties reached a tentative agreement on the matter. The situation