EVEN STARBUCKS HAS NON-COMPETES

Friends, I ran across this great blog this morning – http://www.smoothtransitionslawblog.com/2009/10/articles/noncompete-agreements/coffee-wars

I am interested for many reasons in Mr. Radcliff’s posting.

1. His blog has many useful and insightful posts on non-compete law across the country
2. I know the subject of the post’s daughter from Law School
3. It is one of the rare cases where getting sued was clearly a calculated risk – Dunkin knew of the non-compete and I am confident, has offered to pay Mr. Twohig’s legal fees.
4. Even companies like Starbucks who try to facilitate a corporate culture that promotes their employees, requires non-competition agreements with their executives.

Aren’t we glad the man who started Starbucks wasn’t bound by such an agreement? Where would we be 15 years later without the $5 latte?

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.