CLOTHES RETAILER AWARDED $1.5 MILLION FOR BREACH OF NON-COMPETE
You could call it a plus-sized legal victory for Casual Male, the leading retailer for big and tall men. A Massachusetts court awarded the clothier $1.5 million in damages stemming from a non-compete clause it had with a former employee.
Casual Male alleged that Robert Yarborough, an employee of its Rochester Big & Tall store had been maintaining its call center and Internet service operations through his company RKC Mail. It was charged that he helped another retailer for big and tall men to establish an Internet and catalog business in violation of his non-compete employment contract. Read the story from The Motley Fool.
Casual Male has been the premier men’s retailer in the big-and-tall category, outpacing Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank, and obviously intends to stay that way. A similar lawsuit, brought by Saxs Fifth Avenue, Inc., in Virginia made its way all the way to the Virginia Supreme Court. Read how the Virginia Supreme Court handled this non-compete dispute involving a dispute between men’s clothing retailers here.