Once an Ex-employee, Not Always an Ex-Employee

You run a large, successful company with various divisions operating in several cities across the nation. One of your employees sues you and you agree to settle. In the settlement agreement, you agree that you will not hire the employee at facilities that your company owns or may contract with in the future. Even under a private agreement, this may not be legal. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held in Golden v. California Emergency…

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Lance Armstrong Slapped with Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Lance Armstrong's legal troubles don't seem to be ending any time soon. The disgraced cyclist faces a $3 million breach of contract lawsuit filed by the insurer that covered the bonuses of 3 of Armstrong's Tour De France cycling victories. The company Acceptance Insurance is alleging unjust enrichment, fraud, and breach of contract in the lawsuit that it has filed in a court in Texas. According to the lawsuit, Armstrong committed fraud through cheating using banned substances during his high profile…

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