Where a company sued an area manager who worked as an independent contractor for breaching a non-compete provision, the provision was unreasonable and unenforceable because the area manager developed his own customer base and received only minimal support from the company.
Judgment is affirmed.
Ag Spectrum Company v. Elder (MLW No. 70856/Case No. 16-3113 – 9 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Smith, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, Gritzner, J. (Elliott Raymond McDonald III, Davenport, Iowa, argued for appellant) (Mark A. Tarnow, Moline, Illinois, argued for appellee).