Thank you for your question.
There are two issues here that we need to address to begin with regarding your proposition.
The first is that you are stating that they attempted to sue you for the non-compete agreement, and you settled. If you have truly settled the non-compete issue, then you would be precluded from challenging it.
Did you enter into a written settlement agreement with them?
If so, do you have a copy of that agreement and would you mind either scanning it and attaching it to your answer; or putting it up on a public viewer on drop box; or emailing it [email protected]
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The second issue is that you want to sue them in Pennsylvania. Where you can sue a party is determined by whether or not the court has jurisdiction over that party. It may also be determined by a contractual agreement to make one state the venue for any dispute
. So, the questions here are:
(1) does the contract specify that all disputes will be brought in a specific jurisdiction?
(2) Were you employed with this employer in Pennsylvania?