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Civil Procedure Keyed to Cross
DeSantis v. Wackenhut Corp.
Citation:793 S.W.2d 670 (Tex. 2006)
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Wackenhut Corporation (Plaintiff), a security provider in Florida, hired Edward DeSantis (Defendant) as area manager in Texas. Defendant later resigned and created his own security consulting company, sending letters to his previous Wackenhut clients about his new company. Plaintiff sued Defendant for violating the noncompetition agreement he signed when employed by Plaintiff. Defendant argued that the noncompetition agreement was unenforceable. The noncompetition agreement contained a choice of law provision that stated its enforcement would be governed by Florida law.
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