King’s Faire Inc. v. Strickney et al.

An analysis of an agreement not to compete in the unusual context of performing arts.  The court declined to enforce a non-competition clause which lasted two years and covered six states because it was an attempt to prevent legitimate competition by a former employee.  The court considered the geographic scope and time period of the covenant overly broad, particularly where the employer could not show the theatre production in question would harm its good will.

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