I was at the CBA Alberta Law Conference last week and attended the Labour
and Employment session on Friday afternoon.
The discussion was about restrictive covenants: non competes and non-solicitation
clauses mostly in employment law.
It was an interesting session, as was the whole conference.
I used Storify to collect all the tweeted notes from the event (see my Slaw post
yesterday for a link). You will see that a bulk of the discussion talked about
injunctions and tests .
Today, I was reading a newly posted case on CanLII Lia
Sophia Canada, LP v Parklane Jewelry Limited, 2013 ABQB 53 (CanLII),
This is a matter which is on point
for restrictive covenants signed by employees and injunctions.
This interlocutory decision has no mention of the following
I point it out to you as a warning that relying on keyword
searches for case law can sometimes fail.
I expect that if this decision proceeds to a reported completion, it may
have those key terms included. I suspect a case comment or digest would reveal the essence of the case that this short interim decision relates to, but the trick is an interested author finding it in the first place.
I do remember the presenters suggesting that most of the cases
in this area were settled after injunctions were sought.