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IT / Net Inc. v. Doucette, 2005 CarswellOnt 1805 (Ont. S.C.J.)

An Ontario court has rejected a company’s claim that an ex-salesman violated his duty when his new employer was awarded a contract he had cultivated for the company.

When Carl Doucette joined IT/NET as an account executive in May 2000 he signed a contract that included non-solicitation and non-competition provisions. It was to apply for 12 months and specified that: “In effect we want to ensure that you will not use any ‘insider’ knowledge.”