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John McLafferty Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly on Federal Court Ruling in Non-Compete Clause Case

Publisher: Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
March 10, 2011

A federal court decision in Boston denying a motion for injunctive relief in a non-competition case was the subject of a Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article in which John McLafferty was quoted. The court held that injunctive relief against the defendant and his company, whom John and Erica Tennyson represented, was not warranted because the plaintiff was simply trying to avoid ordinary competition and failed to show any legitimate protectable interest. The court also expressed doubt over whether it had personal jurisdiction over the individual defendant, who was a Canadian citizen and did not have business operations in Massachusetts. John noted the ruling was somewhat unique, in that federal judges in Massachusetts seldom issue decisions on non-compete provisions since most of these disputes are resolved in state court.


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