Thursday, September 09, 2010, 8:23 AM

H-P Sues Former CEO on Inevitable Disclosure Premise

By Todd

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.

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