The case went better than expected. All eight of the employees who walked out of the the office that day nearly three years ago were all charged with breaking the noncompete section of the their contracts. Even though they had been warned that the large corporation would prosecute if they left and starting working for the competing smaller renewable energy company, the eight workers still left that day. They gave no prior notice and made no attempt to avoid the threatened legal actions. With their eye on the prize of the profits of a new start up company, they walked out, completely ignoring the advice of the large corporation’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Now, nearly three years later those eight employees found out that they really should have listened to the advice that CFO offered. They should have realized that after years of working on numerous merger and acquisitions projects, the CFO had his bases covered. Even though they had kept their leaving a secret until the morning they announced their departure, the CFO had the proper litigation attorneys present. Those litigation attorneys provided the script that the SFO used when he gave the fast departing employees the advice, some called it a warning, that their departure violated the non-compete contracts that they had all signed.
While five of the eight who were found guilty had made enough money that the fine was of little consequence to them, the other three were in a different situation. The three in the different situation would find the fine financially devastating. They had left the large corporation, but were not high enough up in the new company to have been paid large salaries and bonuses. So while the case had been better than expected for the large renewable energy corporation, the three employees who had left for the smaller competing company were now paying a very high price.
Having the best probate litigation attorney can make a big difference if a case ends up in court.
Protecting yourself from a non-compete clause in a contract is not the only reason that an employee might want to find the best attorney. If, for example, a large investor feels that he or she has been a victim of a securities fraud involving misleading stock purchase advice, that investor should consult with a stockbroker fraud lawyer. Even if a smaller investor feels that they have been made a victim of a pyramid scheme, they might want to seek recommendations from a financial advisor attorney.
Whether you are looking for litigation attorneys, personal injury attorneys, or financial advisor attorneys, it is important to thoroughly research every option and find the most qualified attorney available.
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