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Illinois federal court finds only 15 months’ employment sufficient consideration for non-compete agreement

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 7 2014

In a ruling announced a few days ago, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois adjudicated the

New Hampshire court voids non-compete clause in independent contractor agreement

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 21 2013

A recent New Hampshire decision serves as a reminder that courts may treat non-compete provisions differently in the context of independent

Pleading former employer’s breach of employment contract: affirmative defense or counterclaim to suit for violating non-compete and non-solicitation covenants?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2013

Affirmative defenses and compulsory counterclaims. In many instances, the consideration for an ex-employee's non-compete and non-solicitation

“Gist of the action” doctrine may require dismissal of tort claims based on breach of restrictive covenants in employment agreement

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

Pursuant to the “Gist of the Action” doctrine, tort claims may be dismissed if they are “intertwined with,” and not just “collateral to,” contract claims in the same complaint

No damages? Illinois federal court tosses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim alleging hacking of law firm network

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 13 2013

An Illinois federal court recently found in the favor of the defendant on a plaintiff's Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim because the plaintiff

Even preparing to compete in Texas may be prohibited during a non-competition covenant period

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 22 2013

Nationsbuilders, an insurance underwriter, and two of its ex-employees executed a contract which contained a covenant barring the individuals, for

No cause of action under Georgia's or Utah's trade secrets statutes for misappropriation of confidential and proprietary information not qualifying as trade secret

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2012

Thanks to a recent decision of the Georgia Supreme Court, the assignee of confidential and proprietary information has found itself in a Catch 22 dilemma, precluded from suing under the state’s trade secrets statute because the information did not qualify as trade secrets but prohibited by that statute from bringing related common law claims

Employer who sued former employees to enforce non-competition clauses did not violate Indiana's blacklisting statute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2012

Indiana and several other states statutorily prohibit employers from “blacklisting” former employees, that is, attempting to prevent them -- whether they were discharged or resigned -- from obtaining subsequent employment

Unemployment compensation awarded to ex-employee refusing employer’s order to execute non-compete covenant

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 1 2014

Don't want to sign that new non-compete agreement that your employer just rolled out? Unempoyment compensation may be an option at least according to

Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee