A newly-decided case by Judge Fabricant of the Business Litigation Section of Suffolk Superior Court highlights some interesting trends with regard to the enforcement of non-compete agreements (Lunt v. Campbell, et al.). The case involves three hairdressers who left the Lunt salon in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts to start a new shop in Peabody, Massachusetts. The hairdressers had signed non-compete agreements midway through their employment with Lunt prohibiting them from competing in Essex County for a period of two years. Lunt sought an injunction when the hairdressers left to start Gichelle’s Hair Studio.
The court’s decision denying injunctive relief for Lunt… More