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Pennsylvania federal court dismisses employee’s Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim based upon employer’s alleged improprer access of LinkedIn account: no cognizable damages

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2012

Ownership of company social media accounts has recently become a hot topic in the legal industry, and with its decision in Eagle v. Morgan this past week, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has added fuel to the fire

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act circuit split remains unresolved: United States Supreme Court challenge dismissed

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2013

The parties in the WEC Carolina Energy Solutions LLC v. Miller matter recently agreed to dismiss the petition for writ of certiorari filed with the United

Employers' obligation to defend and indemnify rogue employees in California?

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2011

On October 12, 2011, the California Court of Appeal in Nicholas Laboratories, LLC v. Christopher Chen, No. G044105, 2011 WL 4823329 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 12, 2011), held that Labor Code section 2802 does not require an employer to reimburse its employee for attorney fees incurred in the employee’s successful defense of the employer’s action against the employee

The state of the employee: California Court of Appeal finds that non-competition agreement contained in employment agreement is unenforceable against former selleremployee even though it was executed in connection with the sale of a business

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 27 2012

Non-competition agreements executed in connection with the sale of a business are typically enforceable as a limited exception under Business and Professions Code section 16601 and applicable case authority to California’s general prohibition against non-competition agreements

Top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law in 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 31 2012

As part of our annual tradition, here is our list of the top 10 developmentsheadlines in trade secret, computer fraud, and non-compete law for 2012

Colorado federal court decision in non-compete dispute demonstrates importance of drafting enforceable forum selection provisions in business transactions

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

As part of the process of acquiring of a business and retaining key employees of the acquired business, multiple agreements surrounding the parameters and contingencies of the transaction are often drafted, including asset purchase agreements and employment agreements

Federal Court requires foreign resident to litigate non-compete dispute in Missouri based upon Forum Selection Clause

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 26 2013

It's 8,242.7 miles or a 17 hour flight between the Philippines and Missouri. Nobody would dispute that this is a significant distance, but as far the

California court rules that non-competition agreement contained in employment agreement is unenforceable against former seller even though it was executed in connection with the sale of a business

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 29 2012

Noncompetition agreements executed in connection with the sale of a business are typically enforceable as a limited exception under Business and Professions Code section 16601 and applicable case authority to Californias general prohibition against noncompetition agreements

Kentucky appellate court affirms authority of Kentucky courts to modify overly broad non-competition agreements in the employment context and sets forth “guiding principles” for future non-compete cases

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 6 2012

In a recent opinion, Creech, Inc. v. Brown, the Kentucky Court of Appeals both affirmed the ability of Kentucky courts to modify overly broad non-competition agreements in the employment context and laid out a six-part framework that trial courts may follow when analyzing the reasonableness and enforceability of non-competition agreements

California federal court boots employee’s challenge of his non-compete because of Pennsylvania forum selection provision

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 27 2012

In a recent order, a federal court in the Northern District of California weighed in on the validity of a forum selection clause contained in an employment agreement in connection with a California employee’s declaratory relief action to invalidate his non-compete provision with his former employer