Vanderbilt Law Review


T. A. Smedley

First Page



During the current survey period, each of the higher Tennessee courts has been called upon to exercise its injunctive powers in significant and perplexing types of controversies. The court of appeals for the western section had to decide whether to take the risk of interfering in a bitter dispute between opposing factions of a church which had been torn by interfraternal strife for several years. In the middle section court of appeals an injunction was sought to restrain a store owner from operating his business under the name of a former manager of the store who had left this position and desired to take his name with him. Both the eastern section court of appeals and the supreme court were asked to enforce noncompetition covenants against employees whose employment had been terminated. These decisions involved matters of law and policy which merit extended discussion, while several other decisions are worthy of passing note.