In California, a non compete given in return for the sale of a business’ goodwill is one of the few exceptions to the state’s broad prohibition against non competes. In Fillpoint, LLC v Maas, a California appellate court narrowly construed the exception and invalidated a non compete/non solicit agreement contained in an employment agreement which was signed in connection with the sale of goodwill.
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