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
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.