Friday, October 20, 2006
Court Enforces Agreement Barring Employee from Working for a Competitor in North America and Mexico for Two Years
The Baltimore Circuit Court permanently enjoined James Braithwaite from working a competitor of his former employer in this decision. Braithwaite signed a non-competition agreement that forbade him from working for any employer in liquid filling system industry located in the United States or Mexico for a period of two years. The Court characterized the industry as "highly specialized" and "relatively small." As such, the Court ruled that the non-competition agreement was reasonable in duration and geographic scope.