Partners Steven Grubbs and Amanda Flanagan received a favorable ruling from the Court of Appeals in a case involving a covenant not to compete and breach of contract matter. At trial, Plaintiff counsel informed the jury that the Defendants breached a covenant not to compete and they awarded $26,200,000 in actual and punitive damages to the Plaintiffs, owners of the La Michoacana grocery store chain. Plaintiff counsel even boasted about his big win in a full page advertisement following the trial. However, shortly thereafter, Mr. Grubbs and Ms. Flanagan argued to the Court that the noncompete agreement was invalid, and required to be reformed before it was enforceable. The trial judge agreed with Mr. Grubbs and Ms. Flanagan after the verdict was rendered and deleted the jury’s verdict. The trial judge ultimately entered a verdict for $0 in damages. Today, the First Court of Appeals AFFIRMED the trial court’s decision to delete the verdict. This represents a huge win for the Firm and its clients in a complicated case against one of the nation’s most notorious trial teams.