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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


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


Ohio court issues significant non-compete decision: damages for a breach are the payor’s lost profits, not the amount of consideration
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2014

The usual measure of monetary damages for violation of a covenant not to compete, even where the violator was paid a discreet sum for the covenant


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


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


Illinois Appellate Court rules that employment for less than two years is inadequate consideration for enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation covenants
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2013

Overview. Non-compete and non-solicitation covenants in an employment agreement are not enforceable unless the restrictions are supported by adequate


Non-compete and confidentiality clauses in a beverage maker’s contracts with a bottler and a consultant held to be unenforceable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • November 25 2014

Courts will decline to enforce contractual restrictive covenants in agreements that unreasonably restrain trade or lack adequate consideration


“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


California federal court allows non-signatory to arbitration agreement to compel arbitration in trade secrets dispute
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

A federal district court in the Northern District of California recently found that a non-signatory to an arbitration agreement may enforce that


Delaware court enjoins use of ex-employers trade secrets
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2011

Delaware Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster, faced with an unreasonable non-competenon-solicitation agreement, indicated that he would have preferred to hold it invalid but said that he had no choice other than to modify its terms because its Maryland choice-of-law provision requires judicial “blue penciling.”