Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Colorado Non-Compete Law Blog

Insight and commentary on Covenants Not to Compete (Including Unfair Competition, Trade Secrets & Nondisclosure Agreements)

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Physicians, Non-Competes and Liquidated Damages in Colorado

Posted in Physician Non-Competes, Uncategorized
In 2018, the rules changed for physician noncompetes in Colorado. Since 1982, physician noncompetes have been governed by a rule unique to physicians. Colorado’s noncompete statute voids “any covenant not to compete provision of an employment, partnership, or corporate agreement between physicians” that restricts the right of a physician to practice medicine. As a result… Continue Reading

New Mexico adopts new noncompete law for health care practitioners

Posted in Physician Non-Competes
We are Colorado lawyers and typically don’t appear in cases outside of Colorado. Nonetheless, we monitor developments in noncompete law in other states, particularly in the states near Colorado. Those developments often expose unresolved issues in Colorado, or highlight choices made in Colorado’s noncompete statute and caselaw. In 2015, health care practitioners in New Mexico… Continue Reading

Physician Non-Competes in Colorado

Posted in Physician Non-Competes
A recent Kansas case highlights the unique rules in Colorado governing non-competes for physicians.  Kansas, like many other states, allows reasonable non-competes to be enforced against physicians. In Wichita Clinic v. Louis, a physician challenged the enforcement of a non-compete and argued, among other things, that her non-compete was unreasonable and contrary to public policy. In… Continue Reading