Thursday, September 09, 2010, 8:23 AM
We've been on vacation and, of course, the wires have been buzzing with news of H-P suing its former CEO, Mark Hurd, upon learning of his future employment with Oracle. We don't need to go into the details - this is the inevitable disclosure doctrine at work. You'll recall that covenants not to compete in California are virtually worthless in the employer-employee setting, with a specific statute that declares them illegal restraints on employee mobility.
We'll keep an eye on this case for you and report back once we know what legal angle H-P will push.