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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


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


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


Court Upholds Non-Compete Giving Former Employer Discretion To Determine Whether Ex-Employee Is Working For A Competitor
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2016

A severance agreement executed in connection with a Stark Truss employee's resignation included a one-year non-competition clause. It allowed the


No cause of action under Georgia's or Utah's trade secrets statutes for misappropriation of confidential and proprietary information not qualifying as trade secret
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2012

Thanks to a recent decision of the Georgia Supreme Court, the assignee of confidential and proprietary information has found itself in a Catch 22 dilemma, precluded from suing under the state’s trade secrets statute because the information did not qualify as trade secrets but prohibited by that statute from bringing related common law claims


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


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


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


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


Utah appellate court holds that "confidential" price list is not a trade secret but a contract bid could be, and Uniform Trade Secrets Act preempts common law claims based on misusing confidential information not a "trade secret"
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

In a recent, lengthy decision involving allegations of deceitful acts and unfair competition, the Utah Court of Appeals largely affirmed the lower court’s grant of summary judgment to the defendants with respect to a complaint alleging misappropriation of proprietary data and related conduct