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AmSurg New Port Richey FL Inc. v. Vangara

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"Professional" Distinction: A New Approach To Bans On Non-Competes?

Jones Walker • March 13, 2015
A recent Florida appellate court decision may alter 200px-Florida-StateSeal.svglong-standing prohibitions against non-compete agreements for certain professionals. In AmSurg New Port Richey FL Inc. v. Vangara, the court upheld a non-compete, finding that it prohibited a physician from operating a rival business—but not from practicing medicine. This was the pivotal distinction for saving the non-compete, and other state courts could adopt this same logic.