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Seventh Circuit vacates multi-million dollar jury verdict against nursing home on retaliation and whistleblower claims; plaintiffs seek rehearing en banc

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2014

In a stunning reversal, the Seventh Circuit recently vacated an over $12 million jury verdict against a nursing home and its president, and remanded

Ten-day interruption in employment necessitates new non-compete

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 12 2014

An employee who had executed a two-year non-compete was let go. He returned to work 10 days later but was not asked to sign a new agreement. More

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

Kansas federal court denies preliminary injunction for alleged violation of confidentiality and non-compete covenants under Canadian law

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

The plaintiff corporation now a Delaware LLC based in Kansas was headquartered in Alberta, Canada at the time its employees signed

Beware: over-inclusive non-compete agreement may be unenforceable

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

An employment agreement non-competition provision stated that, for 18 months after termination, the employee shall not become employed by or act

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

“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

Missouri federal court finds forfeiture-for-competition provision in stock option agreement enforceable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 4 2013

A recent Missouri federal court decision highlights the different standards that courts employ in evaluating forfeiture-for-competition provisions

California federal court allows non-signatory to arbitration agreement to compel arbitration in trade secrets dispute

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 25 2013

A federal district court in the Northern District of California recently found that a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement may enforce that