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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

Texas and North Carolina appellate courts repulse efforts to enforce restrictive covenants

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2014

In two unrelated cases decided earlier this month, employers failed in their attempts to enjoin former employees from competing. The Texas First

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

Employer fires CEO and then obtains TRO enjoining him from breaching his non-disclosure, non-compete agreement

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 21 2010

Dakota Beef, a South Dakota processor and seller of organic beef products, hired Scott Lively in 2006 to be its CEO

Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated

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

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete

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 York Federal Court denies injunction to enforce restrictive covenants against terminated employee

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

Garrod, a salesman for more than 25 years in the field of elastomeric precision products (EPP), was terminated in mid-2012 after spending an

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