Americare sued Ms. Hiles, a former employee, alleging she had violated a confidentiality and non-compete agreement when she resigned and went to work for another home health care agency. The trial court granted Americare’s motion for a temporary injunction. But the Fifth District Court of Appeal overturned that ruling, holding that referral sources in the home health care field are not legitimate business interests. The 5th DCA also certified conflict with a decision by the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
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