Acadia Health Care Violated Non-compete Agreement and Has to Pay $6.9 Million

In a new case, a jury ruled that Acadia Health Care acted inappropriately when it worked together with five former employees of Universal Health Services to start a venture under Acadia’s umbrella. Universal Health Services bought Psychiatric Solutions, which was being run by what is now Acadia’s leadership, in 2011. A jury ruled that this venture violated a non-compete agreement and that Acadia Health Care has to pay $6.9 Million to Universal Health Services.

Non-compete agreements are complicated and dangerous for people who just want to earn a living. If you have signed one of these agreements it is important to have it reviewed by an Tennessee Employment Lawyer before you start any new business venture.

Cases similar to this one unfortunately occur too frequently all across the United States and to businesses right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you work with suspects that your company or another company may be participating in unethical business practices, you contact one of our experienced and knowledgeable Tennessee labor attorneys immediately. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure that the company pays for its violations.

Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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