Non-Compete Covenants Enforceable in Franchise Agreements

From Law & Entrepreneurship News:

"The Massachusetts Supreme Court reviewed for the first time in that jurisdiction whether covenants not to compete are enforceable in franchise contexts. The court held that such covenants are enforceable, and the court further held that they would be reviewed with the less critical treatment accorded to covenants not to compete stemming from sales of businesses."