A recent decision from an Arkansas appellate court raises two important issues of enforceability of non-competition agreements: (1) the enforceability of a non-compete after expiration of the contractual non-compete period and (2) the applicable standard for determining whether a valid protectable interest exists.

In Bud Anderson Heating & Cooling, Inc. v. Neil, the plaintiff

In an interesting recent decision, the Supreme Court of Arkansas refused to enforce a non-compete in a lease agreement — which clearly had been violated — because it did not arise out of a contract of employment or contract for the transfer of goodwill or property.
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