I recently quit my job and started a business with a friend in a field similar to my former job. Whereas my old job had a storefront, I do not. I don't even have an office and I have no start-up capital or any real inventory at present.
My boss found out through acquaintances that I was starting a similar business, and he called me and said that I had broken the law by contacting clients. I did, in fact, contact clients (that I had found myself) to say I was leaving my job. However, I did not sign a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement/contract; but I did sign a confidentiality agreement which addresses trade secrets.
Note that the clients contact info is readily available online and in trade publications.
How do NYC courts rule in such cases as mine?
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