A decision issued by the Texas Court of Appeals on February 6, 2013, could suggest that Texas is following a growing number of states that prohibit covenants restricting a physician’s ability to practice medicine. In Nacogdoches Heart Clinic, P.A. v. Pokala, 12-11-00133-CV, 2013 WL 451810 (Tex. Ct. App. Feb. 6, 2013), the defendant cardiologist entered into an employment agreement with his practice, agreeing that, for a one-year period after termination, he would not practice medicine within a ten-mile radius of the Nacogdoches, Texas city limits.Read More »
About this Blog
Welcome to what we hope to be the first of many blog posts to subcommittee members. The purposes of this blog include:
• reminding subcommittee members about upcoming events;
• alerting members to recent cases and developments that pertain to restrictive covenants, trade secrets, corporate raiding, and similar topics;
• provoking discussion; and, perhaps most importantly,
• helping subcommittee members stay in touch throughout the year.
Please note that for the time being, we cannot facilitate comments directly with the articles, but you may send comments to me for potential posting.
We need your help! If you encounter a recent case or development that you believe would merit inclusion in the blog, please contact me. Also, please let me know if you are interested in sharing the duties of submitting a piece for the blog and/or assisting with the editing. Finally, contact me if you have a creative idea for the title of the blog.
David L. Johnson, Nashville, TN
Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC