Bradenton, FL asked in Business Law for Florida

Q: Can I sue 1099 for breaking a contract of not practicing withing 10 miles from by place of business?

I own a beauty salon in Sarasota, Florida. 1099 worked with us for 2 years, learn all details of my business and open a studio from her house 5 miles away from my salon. Agreement that she signed says that she cant practice within 10 miles from my business for 5 years.

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Griffin Klema

  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Quite possibly, yes. The geographic restriction might be enforceable, but the full answer to your question depends on an analysis of the contract that was signed, and the circumstances surrounding the contractor's work with you (as well as what you do/did to maintain secrecy over the confidential information). I would be pleased to discuss your trade secret case in further detail: 202-713-5292.

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