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Poynter Investments, Inc. v. Century Builders of Piedmont, Inc. (May 24, 2010)

Articles Discussing Case:

COURT REJECTS EFFORT TO REWRITE NON-COMPETE TO MAKE IT ENFORCEABLE (pdf).

Nexsen Pruet • November 11, 2010
A recent South Carolina Supreme Court decision, Poynter Investments, Inc. v. Century Builders of Piedmont, Inc. (May 24, 2010), serves as a reminder that only restrictive covenants that are carefully and narrowly drafted are likely to be enforced. The Poynter Investments ruling reversed a trial court’s decision to modify an overly broad geographic restriction in a covenant not to compete and to enforce the modified non-compete.