IFA:

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to review the appellate court decision in the case of Atlanta Bread Company v. Sean Lupton Smith, et al, a move the International Franchise Association requested of the court this summer. The lawsuit involves in-term, non-compete restrictions in the company’s franchise agreement where, at the trial level, the court applied a very strict standard to in-term covenants and ruled that the ABC non-compete was unenforceable.