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Non-Disclosure Agreement Enforceable Although Unlimited In Time And Area
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2015

A salesman for a medical device manufacturer signed a confidentiality covenant at the time he was hired. A dozen years later, he resigned and went to


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


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


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


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


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


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-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


Ex-employee violated duty of loyalty, breached non-compete, and committed computer fraud act violation, but new employer not liable for misappropriation of non-trade secret "confidential information"
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2011

A dental products supply company, DHPI, won partial summary judgment from a Wisconsin federal court against its ex-employee, Ringo, for competing with DHPI both while still an employee and soon after resigning


Massachusetts court rules that Facebook posting of new job does not violate non-competition covenant
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2012

A hair salon’s motion for entry of a preliminary injunction against a stylist was denied even though she had signed non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements with the salon, and immediately after leaving her prior employment she was employed by a nearby competitor, a fact noted on her Facebook page. Invidia LLC v Difonzo, Case No. MICV20123798H (Middlesex Mass. County Super. Court, Oct. 22, 2012