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Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants contained in bovine artificial insemination employment agreements held unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2014

Several ex-employees now may compete with their former employer, and may solicit its employees and customers, after a federal judge in the Eastern


Court decries ambiguity of terminology used in non-compete agreement and injunction
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2015

A preliminary injunction was entered against a fired executive of a roofer who, immediately after he was discharged, went to work for an alleged


Top 10 DevelopmentsHeadlines in Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, and Non-Compete Law in 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

Continuing our tradition of presenting annually our thoughts concerning the top 10 developmentsheadlines this past year in trade secret, computer


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


Forum selection clause in non-compete agreement unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

A contractual provision designating the exclusive venue for filing a breach of contract lawsuit was held to be trumped by a 100-year old statute


Preliminary injunction issued by Nebraska federal district court to level the playing field in trade secrets dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2013

A federal district court in Nebraska recently issued a significant preliminary injunction preventing trade secret misappropriation and unlawful


Missouri federal court finds forfeiture-for-competition provision in stock option agreement enforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

A recent Missouri federal court decision highlights the different standards that courts employ in evaluating forfeiture-for-competition provisions


Referring former employer’s customers to new employer held violation of injunction, resulting in finding of criminal contempt
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2013

A recent Louisiana non-compete case involving two appellate decisions addresses three significant issues in non-compete litigation: 1) whether a


Illinois federal court issues preliminary injunction prohibiting use of misappropriated trade secrets but rejects request for expanded injunction based on alleged “inevitable disclosure”
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2013

A recent Illinois trade secrets and non-compete decision involving a 3D printing salesman serves as a reminder that some Illinois courts will


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