In Ohio, when a company decides to merge with another company, the “old” company’s noncompete agreements with its employees may not survive by operation of law. As a result, the surviving company may not be able to enforce noncompete agreements against departing employees after the merger of the companies. For more, see the decision in Acordia of Ohio, LLC v Fishel (2012) 133 Ohio St.3d 345, 2012-Ohio- 2297.