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  1. Business Breakups

    The Russian author Leo Tolstoy famously said in his novel Anna Karenina that “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” While Tolstoy was writing about 19th Century Russia, this quote is equally prescient …

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  2. Virginia Courts are Giving Wider Discretion to Noncompete Agreements in Business Sales and Settlement Agreements than to Similar Noncompetes Contained in Traditional Employer/Employment Agreements

    A noncompete entered into as part of a settlement agreement to end litigation between an employer and former employee receives more latitude than a traditional noncompete signed before or during the employment period.

    In a recent case, Plaintiff McClain …

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