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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

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

Florida court finds that employer without knowledge that employees it just hired have non-competes are not liable for tortious interference with contract

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

A defendant company was unaware, when it hired two individuals, that they had entered into non-competition agreements with their prior employer. As a

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

“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

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

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

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

Indiana federal court holds that a confidentiality agreement without any limitations violates Indiana law and that a suit for misappropriation cannot be brought by a plaintiff who uses a trade secret with permission but does not own it

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2012

Shortly before leaving the employ of Swanel Beverage, Inc. (a manufacturer of soft drinks, juice products, and energy beverages), Bodemer Swanel’s national sales and marketing manager who “was involved with almost every facet of Swanel’s business” incorporated Innovative Beverage, Inc

Employment agreement mandating arbitration with exclusion to seek equitable relief from court for non-compete violations found unconscionable

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2013

Tatum, an employee of ProBuild, purportedly blew the whistle on her subordinate for allegedly stealing from ProBuild. Shortly thereafter, she was