Fighting a non-compete in CA

I have left a company headquartered in Texas, but I worked in CA, and had a non-compete agreement upon departure. I acted in what I believed to be in good faith and solicited to an old account that stated "the old company is not in the bidding" and the old company did not have the business I was after. The old company has filed a suit against me and placed a Restraining order against me. I am suppossed to respond by Monday and am not sure my rights. My current employer is offering very little assistance and I know the suit will effect me directly. Do I have a case with regards to CA law? What options do I have? I must respond or be in court in Texas on the 13th of January.

1 answer  |  asked Jan 8, 2003 8:05 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

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Harvey Berger
Where are you?

Non-competes are disfavored in California, and California law applies, if the non-compete is being enforced in California, even if the contract was formed in Texas.

If you are in San Diego, please feel free to call us.

Harvey Berger
Pope, Berger & Williams LLP

posted by Harvey Berger  |  Jan 8, 2003 9:01 PM [EST]

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