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Sales of $8,000 stemming from trade secret misappropriation results in liability for $1.3 million
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

At a time when an ex-employee's newly created company was subject to an injunction prohibiting misappropriation of his former employer's supposed


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


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


“Gist of the action” doctrine may require dismissal of tort claims based on breach of restrictive covenants in employment agreement
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2012

Pursuant to the “Gist of the Action” doctrine, tort claims may be dismissed if they are “intertwined with,” and not just “collateral to,” contract claims in the same complaint


Kansas federal court denies preliminary injunction for alleged violation of confidentiality and non-compete covenants under Canadian law
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

The plaintiff corporation now a Delaware LLC based in Kansas was headquartered in Alberta, Canada at the time its employees signed


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


Competitor avoids injunction because competition was not significantly aided and abetted by a signatory to non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2014

In a recent Texas federal court ruling, a competitor closely aligned with, and seemingly assisted by, a signatory of a non-compete covenant narrowly


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


Georgia federal court disregards forum selection clause in non-compete and non-solicitation covenant dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2013

Notwithstanding a forum-selection provision in the parties' consulting agreement designating the Northern District of Georgia as the place for


Beware: over-inclusive non-compete agreement may be unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2014

An employment agreement non-competition provision stated that, for 18 months after termination, the employee shall not become employed by or act