Georgia Federal Judge Enforces Restrictive Covenants In 2013 Franchise Agreement

(January 13, 2016, 10:04 AM EST) -- GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Georgia federal judge on Oct. 21 granted a motion for preliminary injunction prohibiting a former cellular phone franchisor employee and his associates from violating the restrictive covenants listed in a 2013 franchise agreement (Cellairis Franchise Inc., et al. v. Michael Duarte, No. 2:15-cv-00101-WCO, N.D. Ga.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147890).

(Opinion. Document #98-151202-012Z.)

Senior U.S. Judge William C. O’Kelley of the Northern District of Georgia said defendant Michael Duarte and any associates are “prohibited from negotiating leases and consulting in the cellular...
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