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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


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


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


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


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


Seventh Circuit vacates multi-million dollar jury verdict against nursing home on retaliation and whistleblower claims; plaintiffs seek rehearing en banc
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2014

In a stunning reversal, the Seventh Circuit recently vacated an over $12 million jury verdict against a nursing home and its president, and remanded


Employer who sued former employees to enforce non-competition clauses did not violate Indiana's blacklisting statute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 3 2012

Indiana and several other states statutorily prohibit employers from “blacklisting” former employees, that is, attempting to prevent them -- whether they were discharged or resigned -- from obtaining subsequent employment


Is an offer of at-will employment adequate consideration for a non-compete? Recent court rulings split three ways
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2015

Three very recent decisions reflect the irreconcilable division of judicial authority regarding the adequacy of at-will employment as the sole


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


Even preparing to compete in Texas may be prohibited during a non-competition covenant period
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

Nationsbuilders, an insurance underwriter, and two of its ex-employees executed a contract which contained a covenant barring the individuals, for