In EMC Corp. v. David A. Donatelli, case number 09-1727-BLS2 in the Suffolk County Superior Court in Massachusetts, the Court modified the preliminary injunction it had issued against Donatelli by allowing him to start working for HP in California. The Court issued a narrow order tied to the protectable interest of EMC while at the same time, not depriving Donatelli his opportunity to pursue his livelihood in a competitive business.
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On May 4, the Superior Court in Massachusetts ruled that EMC, a Massachusetts corporation, could obtain injunctive relief preventing Mr. Donatelli, who had been President of one of EMC’s major divisions, from starting a job at HP in California even though California has a statutory prohibition on covenants not to compete. The Court made some important findings in its decision.
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