FEBRUARY 21, 2008
VIRENDRA S. BISLA, M.D., LTD., ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellant, ) Cook County.
AKHTAR PARVAIZ, ) Honorable
) Martin S. Agran,
Defendant-Appellee. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE CAMPBELL delivered the opinion of the court:
This interlocutory appeal involves an employment dispute between physicians.
In 1998, defendant, Akhtar Parvaiz, M.D. (Dr. Parvaiz), entered into a three-year employment
agreement to work as a cardiologist in the medical offices of plaintiff, Virendra S. Bisla, M.D.,
Ltd. (Dr. Bisla or Bisla Corporation). The employment agreement contained a covenant of
employment that prohibited Dr. Parvaiz from practicing medicine within a 10-mile radius of
Bisla Corporation for 12 months after termination of the agreement. In 2006, Dr. Bisla filed a
motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin Dr. Parvaiz from practicing medicine in the so-called
"covenanted area," and the circuit court of Cook County denied Bisla's motion. On appeal, Dr.
Bisla contends that the trial court erred in denying the preliminary injunction after finding the
employment agreement void thereby rendering the noncompetition covenant unenforceable. For
the following reasons, we affirm the judgment of the trial court.