Monthly Archives: November 2007

New Personal Services Case Illustrates Non-Compete Principles

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 […]

Non-Compete Related Counterclaim Slapped Down By Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP Law

A recent decision illustrates the risks for defendants in non-compete cases who go on the offensive by asserting counterclaims against former employers. In a 2006 opinion, the Massachusetts Business Litigation Session awarded a defendant in a non-compete case significant damages after the defendant proved that the plaintiff had filed the lawsuit for improper competitive purposes. […]