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Former Abbott employees allege employment with Nevro does not violate agreement

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 26, 2018

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Two citizens of New York and Florida allege that they have not breached their agreements with their former health care company employer to work for a California company.

Daniel Balkcom and Mark Wojtowicz filed a complaint on July 17, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division against Abbott Laboratories seeking declaratory relief.

According to the complaint, Daniel Balkcom and Mark Wojtowicz both resigned as employees for defendant as they have accepted a position with Nevro, a medical device company. 

They allege the defendant claims they are violating their signed employee agreements with Abbott, which contains a non-compete provision, by working for Nevro.

The plaintiffs allege their employment with Nevro does not violate the terms of the agreement.

The plaintiffs seek a declaration that plaintiffs' employment with Nevro does not violate their noncompete obligations under the employee agreement and award such other and further relief as is just and reasonable. They are represented by Suyash Agrawal of Massey & Gail LLP in Chicago and Robert J. Gilbertson and Jenny Gassman-Pines of Greene Espel PLLP in Minneapolis.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Chicago Division Case number 1:18-cv-04880

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