Many Georgia employment contracts include non-compete clauses. When employees leave their place of employment, these provisions preclude them from working for competitors within the same geographic location for a specified amount of time since it could create unfair competition. If former employees fail to abide by this requirement, they are considered to be in breach of contract.
Georgia readers may not be aware that Medtronic Inc. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. have been locked in a dispute for several years over Medtronic's alleged use of Edwards' patented heart valve implants technology. Recently, allegations of unfair competition came to an end when the two companies were able to settle their differences. As such, the companies are dismissing their respective court filings against each other in accordance with the settlement.
A battle over a testosterone gel has finally come to an end. Reports say that the battle, which has been going on for several years, most recently in an Atlanta federal court, has finally been resolved in favor of an out-of-state pharmaceutical company. The business litigation stems from an antitrust lawsuit over Androgel, a pharmaceutical product.