Oregon Court of Appeals Affirms Grant of Summary Judgment to Employer in Case Argued by Gleaves Swearingen LLP’s own Laura T.Z. Montgomery

May 6, 2015

On Wednesday, May 6, 2015, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that an employer did not improperly interfere with a former employee’s economic relations when it invoked a potentially “voidable” noncompetition agreement the parties had previously entered into.  Bernard v. S.B., Inc., 270 Or App 710 (2015).  The Court further held, without written discussion, that the employer was not liable for misrepresentation.  These rulings were achieved with the help of Gleaves Swearingen LLP’s own Laura T.Z. Montgomery, who successfully argued the case for the employer at both the trial-court level and on appeal.  The full opinion is available online at http://www.publications.ojd.state.or.us/docs/A154386.pdf