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I am an optometrist that rents space from Walmart. I have

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I am an optometrist that rents space from Walmart.
I have several locations with them in a lease type of arrangement, and 2 of them are in a state where it is difficult to find other optometrists. A few months ago, I paid a recruiting agency $10,000 to find another optometrist to work in 1 of those 2 locations. In addition, I paid for her license in that state and an agency to get her credentialed on all the insurance panels (approx $1000+ for each).

Walmart has decided to sublease space in the other location (2nd of the 2 locations) to this same doctor now, behind my back. This doctor now says she can only work 4 days/week at the current location she is at.

Do I have any recourse? I paid $10,000 to find her + additional money to get her up and running, and now she will be my competition, and at the same time working for me.
Additional info :
This doctor works for me as an independant contractor, not a w2. Additionally, Walmart had no stipulation to continue my contract at that second location. So I don't believe I have a legal case on those grounds. As I am pretty well known nationally (among Walmart optometrists) and locally, news of this situation is like to travel fast. It will certainly affect how I do business (i.e. I may fire any doctors that work for me..to stop this type of situation in the future and cause me to voluntary give up some of my leases with them.)
Enviada: hace 5 años.
Categoría: USA Ley en Español
Experto:  Law Educator, Esq. escribió hace 5 años.
Did you have a non-compete agreement in place with this doctor you brought in, was that part of your independent contractor agreement?