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Court, applying Pennsylvania and California law, declines to enjoin alleged violation of worldwide non-compete
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2015

A non-competition covenant prohibited employees of Adhesives Research (AR), a company based in Pennsylvania, from performing services for a


Jury’s $920 million trade secret misappropriation verdict vacated
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2014

In a stunning per curiam ruling, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals last week vacated a judgment of nearly $1 billion, and a 20-year non-compete


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


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


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


Illinois federal court finds only 15 months’ employment sufficient consideration for non-compete agreement
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2014

In a ruling announced a few days ago, Chief Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois adjudicated the


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


“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


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


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