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Appellate court holds that non-compete agreement assigned pursuant to bankruptcy court order is enforceable by assignee

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2015

Courts are divided on the enforceability by an assignee of a non-compete covenant relating to personal services where the covenant does not state

Court refuses to enforce settlement agreement containing non-compete covenant citing lack of assent

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2014

Plaintiff’s motion to enforce a settlement agreement in principle was denied because some material terms of that agreement were not included in the

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

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

Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants contained in bovine artificial insemination employment agreements held unenforceable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 28 2014

Several ex-employees now may compete with their former employer, and may solicit its employees and customers, after a federal judge in the Eastern

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

Customer non-solicitation covenant runs from date employment with asset seller terminated, not from later date employment with asset purchaser ended

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 20 2014

An employee executed an employment agreement which included a two-year covenant not to solicit the employer's customers. When the employer sold the

Non-compete and confidentiality clauses in a beverage maker’s contracts with a bottler and a consultant held to be unenforceable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

Courts will decline to enforce contractual restrictive covenants in agreements that unreasonably restrain trade or lack adequate consideration

Utah appellate court holds that "confidential" price list is not a trade secret but a contract bid could be, and Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law claims based on misusing confidential information not a "trade secret"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 21 2012

In a recent, lengthy decision involving allegations of deceitful acts and unfair competition, the Utah Court of Appeals largely affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants with respect to a complaint alleging misappropriation of proprietary data and related conduct