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Baugh and Feldman v. Columbia Heart Clinic, P.A., Op. No. 5074 (Jan. 16, 2013)

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Update: Noncompete Agreements in SC are Worth More Than the Paper They're Written On

Nexsen Pruet • February 28, 2013
In light of the restrictive nature with which South Carolina courts have historically viewed noncompetition agreements, many people assume they are not enforceable and, in essence, “not worth the paper they’re written on.” However, in January of this year, the South Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a physician’s noncompetition agreement and expanded the scope of enforceable noncompetition agreements in this state. See Baugh and Feldman v. Columbia Heart Clinic, P.A., Op. No. 5074 (Jan. 16, 2013). Importantly, not only does the ruling expand the scope of enforceable agreements, but it also contemplates that future consideration, in the form of severance payments, is acceptable to support such agreements.