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The Retirement Group v. Galante, No. D054207 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 20, 2009)

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California Courts Weigh In On Non-Compete Agreements.

Fisher Phillips • May 04, 2010
In many states, restraints on the practice of a profession, business or trade (such as non-competition agreements) are considered valid, as long as they contain reasonable geographic and time restrictions. But that has not been true in California since 1872. In that year California settled public policy in favor of open competition, and rejected non-competition agreements. In the years since then, the law has evolved substantially, and two recent appeals court cases further refined the situation there.