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Court thwarts employer’s effort to block vested profit-sharing plan participant from obtaining employment with a competitor

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2014

Other than to protect good will or trade secrets, a non-compete provision intended to prevent a former employee from acquiring an interest in, or

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

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

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

“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

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

Preliminary injunction entered after Texas federal court concludes that ex-employee “inevitably” will disclose his former employer’s trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

An employee entered into non-compete and confidentiality agreements with his employer. Following his resignation from that company, he went to work

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

Missouri Federal Court finds violations of employment agreement may constitute unlawful access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2013

A recent Missouri federal court opinion describes an almost unbelievable scenario. Employees signed well-drafted employment agreements &mdash