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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


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


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


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


“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


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


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


Non-compete that grants an employer the right to seek injunctive relief no guarantee that injunction will issue
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

A trial court declined to enter a preliminary injunction in a non-compete covenant case despite a provision in the covenant giving the employer the


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