Last summer, I detailed the Dallas Court of Appeals’ decision in Marsh USA, Inc. v. Cook where the court held a noncompetition agreement supported only by stock-options as consideration was unenforceable.  You can read that post here. Today, the Supreme Court of Texas announced that it would hear the appeal from the Dallas Court of Appeals.  You can view the order list here.  

Review of the Cook case gives the Court an opportunity to extend (or break) its streak of easing the standards for enforcement of restrictive covenants in Texas that I have previously detailed.  (Post here).