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Missouri Federal Court Reminds Employers that Non-Compete Agreements are not Automatically Assignable

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has declined to enforce two employment agreements containing non-competition covenants because the employees who signed them had not contemporaneously assented to their assignment when their employer sold its assets to another company.  Symphony Diagnostic Services No. 1, Inc. d/b/a MobileXUSA v. Greenbaum, No. 13-4196 … Continue Reading

Missouri Court of Appeals Rules Non-Compete Lacking Geographic Limitation, Not Tied to Confidential Information, Is Unenforceable

A Missouri employer failed in its attempt to enjoin a former employee from working for a competitor after a Missouri appeals court ruled his employment agreement was unenforceable as a matter of law.  In Sigma-Aldrich Corp. v. Vikin, No. ED-100575, (Mo. Ct. App. Oct. 14, 2014), the Missouri Court of Appeals (Eastern District) upheld a St. … Continue Reading

Refusal to Sign Non-Compete Warrants Unemployment Benefits, Says Missouri Court

The Missouri Court of Appeals recently ruled that an employee who resigns rather than sign a non-compete agreement is entitled to unemployment benefits.   Darr v. Roberts Marketing Group, LLC, , No. 13-07274R-A, (Mo. Ct. App. Apr. 22, 2014)  In this case, David Darr appealed a finding by the Missouri Labor and Industrial Relations Commission denying … Continue Reading