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Appellate court holds that non-compete agreement assigned pursuant to bankruptcy court order is enforceable by assignee
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2015

Courts are divided on the enforceability by an assignee of a non-compete covenant relating to personal services where the covenant does not state


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


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


Forum selection clause in non-compete agreement unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

A contractual provision designating the exclusive venue for filing a breach of contract lawsuit was held to be trumped by a 100-year old statute


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


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


Top 10 DevelopmentsHeadlines in Trade Secret, Computer Fraud, and Non-Compete Law in 2015
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

Continuing our tradition of presenting annually our thoughts concerning the top 10 developmentsheadlines this past year in trade secret, computer


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


New Jersey appellate court affirms no damages award against individual defendants in non-compete case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 26 2013

A New Jersey jury decided that two individual defendants violated their non-competition contractual commitments but that they owed no damages. The


Inevitable disclosure doctrine held inapplicable to failed business transaction
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 3 2015

An Illinois appellate court recently rejected applying the inevitable disclosure doctrine in a trade secret misappropriation spat arising out of a