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Virginia Doctor Non-Compete Invalid Under Stark Law

In Virginia, it is not uncommon for doctors to have non-compete contracts. Many physicians will be asked to sign a non-compete as a condition of employment, and the non-compete will be included in the physician contract.
For now, the Virginia General Assembly has allowed medical practices to include non-compete contracts when hiring doctors. Not all states allow non-competes, and the American . . .

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Nurse Practitioner Non-Compete Deemed Invalid and Unenforceable

In 2006, Ameanthea Blanco joined Patient First Richmond Medical Group (“Patient First”) as a Family Nurse Pracitioner. She was responsible for screening patients in an primary and urgent care setting. As a condition of employment, she signed a non-compete contract.

In 2010, while working for Patient First, Ms. Blanco formed The Practice, Set Fee Clinic  (“The Practice”) and solicited two physician co-workers at Patient . . .

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Virginia Family Doctor Not Bound by Non-Compete Contract

A physician signed a non-compete with a medical practice. Later, the practice’s sole shareholder, a physician, passed away. Thereafter, the practice ceased operating as a professional corporation and began operating a non-professional corporation.

On appeal, the Supreme Court of Virginia held a non-professional corporation has no standing, and no competitive interest, to enforce a restraint on trade against a physician, and found in . . .

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