John Goodman

John Goodman

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

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Alabama Rewrites Its Noncompete Statute

The Alabama legislature recently passed a comprehensive revision of the state’s noncompete statute, and Governor Bentley has signed the act into law. The new statute will become effective January 1, 2016. The new statute does...more

6/29/2015 - Amended Legislation Employer Liability Issues Non-Compete Agreements Reasonableness Factors

So You Have a 10-Page Single-Spaced Alabama Noncompete Agreement, Now What?

Employees in Alabama, like in many other places, often are required to sign employment agreements, most of which contain future restrictions on certain activities. The menu items for these agreements usually include covenants...more

6/29/2015 - Employment Contract Exemptions Former Employee New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Finding the Earliest and Least Expensive Exit From Financial Services Class Actions

Effectively responding to class litigation doesn’t necessarily mean simply preparing an answer or perfunctory motion to dismiss, diving headlong into class discovery, investing in full-fledged combat on the merits of the...more

3/3/2015 - CAFA Class Action Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Financial Institutions Litigation Strategies

Statutory Class Actions: Developments and Strategies

In this Newsletter: - An Aspect Of Adequacy: Do Traditional Standing Requirements Apply To Statutory Class Actions? - The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: A Constantly Shifting Battlefield. - Telephone...more

3/3/2015 - ADA Class Action Disparate Impact Fair Housing Act FDCPA Standing Statutory Damages TCPA

Update: Finding the Earliest and Least Expensive Exit from Financial Services Class Actions

In this Newsletter: - Gather The Facts And Assess The Risk Up Front. - If The Class Action Is Filed In State Court, Think Strategically About Whether To Remove. - Invest Time, Effort And Resources In...more

2/26/2015 - Class Action Litigation Strategies

Tennessee Adopts Expansive Trade Secret Preemption Standard

In a case of first impression decided August 19, 2014, the Tennessee Court of Appeals has decided the standard for determining the scope of preemption under the Tennessee Uniform Trade Secrets Act (TUTSA). The court adopted a...more

8/28/2014 - Misappropriation Preemption Trade Secrets UTSA

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds “Fraud-On-The-Market” Theory, Permits Defendants to Challenge Reliance Presumption at Class...

Earlier this week, in Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., the United States Supreme Court upheld the “fraud-on-the-market” theory in federal securities fraud class actions, but ruled that at the class certification...more

6/26/2014 - Basic v Levinson Class Action Fraud Fraud-on-the-Market Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund SCOTUS Securities Fraud

Marketing in a Wired World: Telemarketing, Text and E-mail Marketing

Electronic advertising is on the rise as companies seek to meet consumers where they live: online and on their cell phones. Advertising by electronic mail and text messaging can be tailored to the desired market segment....more

3/3/2014 - Anti-Spam Legislation CAN-SPAM Act Canada Marketing Spam Telemarketing

Supreme Court Makes Clear That CAFA Removal Is Not Defeated by Plaintiffs' Amount-in-Controversy Stipulations

A unanimous United States Supreme Court has now ruled that self-appointed would-be class representatives cannot defeat Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) removal by simply purporting to limit the damage claims of class members...more

3/21/2013 - Amount in Controversy CAFA Class Action Damages Jurisdiction SCOTUS

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