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Case No. 21-0870

Glascock v. Covenant Medical Center, Inc.

John Matthew Glascock, M.D., Plaintiff-Appellant

Covenant Medical Center, Inc., Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Iowa, Inc., and Mercy Health Network, Inc., Defendants-Appellees

Attorneys for Appellant

Adam J. Babinat

Mark W. Fransdal

Attorneys for Appellee

Michael R. Reck

Espnola F. Cartmill

Stephen H. Locher

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 20, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Andrea Dryer, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (11 pages)

            A former employee appeals the district court’s award of damages and attorney fees to his former employer for breach of his non-competition agreement.  OPINION HOLDS: We find no error at law in the enforcement of this non-compete clause or affiliate recovery by a party to the employment contract.  We furthermore find substantial evidence supports the district court’s decisions on causation and damage calculation.  No abuse of discretion occurred in the award of trial attorney fees, and we confer an additional award for appellate attorney fees. 

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