Compass Bank v. Hartley
United States District Court for the District of Arizona
430 F. Supp. 2d 973 (2006)
Hartley signed a noncompetition agreement with Compass Bank. The agreement included certain step-down provisions contemplating potential revisions to Hartley’s commitments under the agreement if a court found the duration and geographic scope of the commitment to be unreasonable. The step-down provisions called for a duration of 1–2 years and a geographic scope of 25–50 miles for Hartley’s noncompetition commitment. The parties disputed the enforceability of the step-down provisions.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Silver, J.)
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