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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


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


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


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


Employee’s competition with former employer restricted despite absence of signed non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2014

The former employer failed to prove that the parties entered into an effective non-compete agreement, and also failed to prove that the ex-employee


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


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


Ten-day interruption in employment necessitates new non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 12 2014

An employee who had executed a two-year non-compete was let go. He returned to work 10 days later but was not asked to sign a new agreement. More


North Carolina federal court uses Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims against former employee and her new employer
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2013

A North Carolina federal court judge exercised his discretion recently to deny a Federal Rule 12(b)(1) motion to dismiss, for lack of subject-matter