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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


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


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


Non-compete injunction denied, Ninth Circuit remands for reconsideration, but district court denies it again, declines equitable tolling
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

As directed by the court of appeals, a district court judge reconsidered his denial of a non-compete covenant case injunction but reached the same


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


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