Practice Area: Litigation
Description: This lawsuit was initiated by the Plaintiff alleging the Defendantâ€™s breach of the Restrictive Covenant not to compete. The Defendant worked as an independent contractor for the Plaintiff. She signed a restrictive covenant not to compete. The covenant stated that the Defendant will not contact, solicit, sell insurance to, discuss insurance with, or advise any customer of the Plaintiff for three (3) years following the Defendantâ€™s employment termination. The Defendant was also prohibited for a period of two (2) years following termination of her employment to directly or indirectly sell insurance through or on behalf of any insurance company, administrator, association of which the Plaintiff sells policies. The Defendant terminated her employment with the Plaintiff. The Defendant breached the restrictive covenant and contacted six (6) of the Plaintiffâ€™s clients. The Defendant caused the potential loss of business to the Plaintiff by attempting to persuade Plaintiffâ€™s clients to refrain from renewing their insurance with the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff requests judgment against the Defendant for liquidated damages, for attorneyâ€™s fees and costs. The parties are currently working out their settlement agreement.