Monthly Archives: March 2011

Noncompetes and Races to Courthouses

An increasingly common scenario in the world of noncompete enforcement is the so-called “race to the courthouse,” where parallel actions are brought in separate jurisdictions about the same dispute. In one case, the former employer seeks enforcement of the noncompete. In the other, the employee and his or her new employer seek an order declaring that the noncompete is unenforceable. Many of these situations involve California as the location of the new employer.… More