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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


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


Customer non-solicitation covenant runs from date employment with asset seller terminated, not from later date employment with asset purchaser ended
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2014

An employee executed an employment agreement which included a two-year covenant not to solicit the employer's customers. When the employer sold the


Non-compete and confidentiality clauses in a beverage maker’s contracts with a bottler and a consultant held to be unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2014

Courts will decline to enforce contractual restrictive covenants in agreements that unreasonably restrain trade or lack adequate consideration


Illinois Appellate Court rules that employment for less than two years is inadequate consideration for enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

Overview. Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants in an employment agreement are not enforceable unless the restrictions are supported by adequate


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


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


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


Non-compete that grants an employer the right to seek injunctive relief no guarantee that injunction will issue
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

A trial court declined to enter a preliminary injunction in a non-compete covenant case despite a provision in the covenant giving the employer the


Energy employment update: Texas trade secret update for energy employers
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2014

Seismic information about potential oil and gas reservoirs and other sensitive data are regularly used by energy companies to make business decisions