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Case: Individual Employment Rights/Contracts (Tex. App.,1st Dist.)

April 8, 2020, 5:07 PM

A Texas trial court properly entered a take-nothing judgment against all parties in a dispute over alleged trade secret misappropriation and whether a former vice president of operations for Power Line Services, Inc. was entitled to a severance payment under the terms of an employment contract that required compensation if he was terminated without just cause, a Texas court of appeals ruled. The executive changed the scope of restrictive covenants in his separation agreement before he signed it, and executing the agreement in PLS’s “customary form” was a condition precedent to receiving severance pay, the appellate court said. Furthermore, the...

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