I have tried three cases in the last 12 months, but none more difficult than a non-compete case in Lexington…
Trying cases is what I think I do best. There are some lessons that I have learned along the way. Twitter helped be shrink them down to 140 characters or less. Here are my top 10:
In its first non-compete case involving a physicians, the South Carolina Court of Appeals used mostly well-trodden commercial case precedent to reverse a bench trial holding that the agreements were unenforceable
Greenville Business Magazine has recognized Andy Arnold as one of the area’s Legal Elite in the practice of Labor and Employment Law.
The most recent reported South Carolina case involving non-compete is Team IA, Inc. v. Lucas, 717 S.E.2d 103 (S.C. Ct. of App. Oct. 2011). The case provides only modest insight into the legal landscapes of non-compete agreements, and in some ways creates a bit of uncertainty.
So, the fact is that non-competes are not just a matter between employer and employee, but impact customer, hiring businesses, and consumers.
The law in South Carolina regarding non-compete agreements is sparse. So, trial courts are left to hash out disputes with modest guidance. Unfortunately, more times than not legal memorandums are not read prior to the hearing.
I was admitted to the practice of law in South Carolina on November 18, 1992. Just as watching my children…
The South Carolina Bar kicked off its Proud to be a South Carolina Lawyer” campaign. I was one of 13 featured.
It is happening. Slowly, states are making it easier for employers to enforce non-competes. Recently, the Texas Supreme Court abandoned…