Does Washington state look more kindly upon non-compete clauses than
Seems like there must be more to this story, to explain Crossgain's
capitulation. Something along the lines of (though I don't know any
of these to be true):
(1) Washington state's more pro-employer laws in this matter.
(2) MSFT's especially clever employment/confidentiality contracts.
(3) Some other pull, in another matter, MSFT has over the company
or its backers. (Is MSFT bailing out one of their other
investments? Or does MSFT have 'smoking gun' evidence that
MSFT documents were taken to the company?)
(4) Other problems at the company, which made them willing to take
such a revectoring hit.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Rohit Khare" <Rohit@KnowNow.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001 1:17 AM
Subject: Fwd: Crossgain Fires a Quarter of Its Employees
> This is really sad and pathetic on MSFT's part, and an embarrassment
> for all concerned, including Benchmark. This is practically
> Justice-worthy, but probably not in a Bush administration... My best
> wishes to all who were involved, and that they may compete again --
> with all of us! -- on a level playing field... Rohit
> > http://interactive.wsj.com/articles/SB979612543677285500.htm
> >January 16, 2001
> >Crossgain Fires a Quarter of Its Employees,
> >As It Faces Legal Pressure From Microsoft
> >By REBECCA BUCKMAN
> >Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
> >Crossgain Corp., a high-profile Web start-up facing pressure from
> >Microsoft Corp., abruptly fired about a quarter of its employees in an
> >attempt to cool tensions with the giant software company, people
> >familiar with the matter said.
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