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Texas Appeals Court Upholds Ruling for Medical Tech Company Over Breach of Non-Compete and Trade Secrets

August 5, 2022 – Press Release

August 5, 2022 (Dallas, TX) – The Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas has affirmed a trial court judgment in favor of Hawkins Parnell & Young's clients in the medical laser technology field. In Phoenix Thera-Lase Systems, LLC v. Curewave Lasers, LLC, et al., Phoenix sued Hawkins Parnell's clients for alleged breach of a non-compete agreement and misappropriation of confidential information. After a trial on the merits, the trial court rendered judgment for Hawkins Parnell's clients. Phoenix appealed, and Curewave retained Hawkins Parnell appellate specialist Rob Gilbreath. The court of appeals rejected Phoenix's complaints about improperly admitted and excluded evidence and affirmed the judgment in favor of Curewave.