yikes! lesson learned about the mattress, i guess. that's awful. i'm nearly 100% certain they can't make your FH sign a non-compete clause AFTER the fact. that's typically something done upon hiring, and even then is not always totally binding. very smart of him to not agree to anything. stick w/ your lawyers and don't let yourselves be intimidated by your FH's "friends." so sorry for you guys!! best of luck!