By John | November 14, 2008
I guess we will all get a little bit of legal education on this one…
Papermaster also claims that the agreement is invalid because it’s meant to apply to work performed in New York State. Papermaster was employed at IBM facilities in Texas and is moving to a California-based company. “Both states hold that such noncompetition agreements are unenforceable as a matter of public policy,” Papermaster argues.
Papermaster is asking the court to declare his noncompete deal with IBM invalid and to release him to work for Apple. Also Thursday, the court ordered IBM to post a $3 million bond to cover any costs or lost wages incurred by Papermaster if IBM does not prevail in the lawsuit, which is ongoing.