Non-Compete Against Physicians

Florida Court Explains Enforcement of Non-Compete Against Physicians

On June 28, 2018, a Florida court issued a ruling that serves as a warning to physicians and other healthcare industry workers in Florida: take non-compete agreements seriously and, when faced with a lawsuit, be aggressive when challenging its enforceability. Specifically, in Ansaarie v. First Coast Cardiovascular Institute, P.A., 2018 WL 3151233 (Fla. 1st DCA 2018), the First District Court of Appeal upheld a temporary injunction…

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Franchisors Receive Helpful Non-Compete Ruling

Franchisors Receive Helpful Non-Compete Ruling

Franchisors received a court ruling in Florida that bolsters their chances of winning non-compete disputes against franchisees. Specifically, in Peterbrooke Franchising of America, LLC v. Miami Chocolates, LLC et al., Case No. 16-CV-20417, a judge in the Southern District of Florida held a franchised retail chocolate store had an enforceable non-compete against one of its former franchisees who began operating a competing chocolate store.

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