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"Inevitable disclosure" supports enforcement of non-compete agreements in Massachusetts

Two recent cases applying Massachusetts law signal a willingness by state and federal courts to enforce noncompetition agreements. In each case, a judge held a former employee to the terms of fairly broad noncompetition agreements. Notably, each decision also cited to an often-criticized legal theory known as the “inevitable disclosure doctrine” in holding that the company was likely to experience irreparable harm, which justified an injunction against the company’s former employee.

For details, click here for an Alert written by my colleagues, Bret Cohen and Joel Nolan.

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Martha Zackin