Where an employer challenged the trial court’s refusal to enforce a non-compete agreement signed by a former employee, the denial of the employer’s request for injunctive relief is affirmed because the agreement did not contain a geographic restriction, and the employer also failed to show that the items that it wished to protect were trade secrets, so the court properly found the agreement to be unenforceable.
Judgment is affirmed.
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation v. Vikin (MLW No. 67038/Case No. ED100575 – 13 pages) (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Richter, J.) Appealed from circuit court, St. Louis County, Ott, J. (Elizabeth C. Carver, Daniel M. O’Keefe and Travis R. Kearbey for appellant) (Edward D. Robertson Jr., David Zevan and Kevin Davidson for respondent).