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Geographically overbroad non-competes held to be unenforceable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2015

In unrelated decisions, two federal courts recently refused to enforce non-compete covenants in employment agreements that lack reasonable geographic

Employer can be found liable for misappropriating an employee’s trade secrets

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 10 2015

A Chicago federal judge denied summary judgment to an employer alleged to have misappropriated and converted a subordinate's trade secrets. Stevens v

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

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

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

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

Non-solicitation covenant that is silent as to its scope may be unenforceable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 18 2015

An employment agreement covenant prohibiting solicitation of co-employees, but not indicating what solicitations were prohibited, has been held to be

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