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Illinois Supreme Court’s Refusal To Review Restrictive Covenant Decision Leaves Employers With Uncertainty

The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent refusal to review the Illinois Appellate Court’s controversial decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., No. 1-12-0327, 2013 IL App (1st) 120327 (Jun. 24, 2013) leaves employers...more

10/16/2013 - Consideration Restrictive Covenants

A Sea Change in the Illinois Restrictive Covenant Agreement Framework

As we previously discussed in our blog post, the “continued employment doctrine,” which is the majority view in Illinois, is that two years of continued employment after an employee enters a restrictive covenant is...more

7/16/2013 - Continued Employment Doctrine Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Watch Your Assets Series Part Four: Key Injunction Strategies

In this series of blog posts, we have examined the use of injunctive relief in state and federal courts in response to employees who have misappropriated confidential information and trade secrets, who have solicited clients...more

12/12/2012 - Confidentiality Agreements Injunctions Misappropriation Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Watch Your Assets Part Three: Why and When to Seek Injunctions and Temporary Restraining Orders

In our last two posts, we identified best practices for ensuring that a company’s house is in order, including the use of narrowly tailored restrictive covenant agreements (Part I) and adopting a company culture and behaviors...more

11/15/2012 - Fraud Injunctions Preliminary Injunctions Restrictive Covenants Tortious Interference Trade Secrets TRO Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Watch Your Assets Part Two: Best Practices for Protecting Confidential Information

One of the primary reasons for using a restrictive covenant agreement is to protect a company’s confidential information and trade secrets. By implementing certain behaviors, a company can significantly enhance its chances of...more

10/29/2012 - Confidentiality Agreements Hiring & Firing Restrictive Covenants Trade Secrets

Watch Your Assets! Using Injunctions to Protect Trade Secrets, Customers, Employees, and Good Will

In this series of blog posts we will examine the use of injunctive relief in state and federal courts in response to employees who have misappropriated confidential information and trade secrets, who solicit clients and...more

10/10/2012 - Injunctions Non-Compete Agreements Trade Secrets

Continued Employment as Consideration in Illinois—A Short Primer

Following the Illinois appellate court decisions in Diederich Insurance Agency, LLC v. Smith, 952 N.E.2d 165, 169 (5th Dist. 2011) and Brown & Brown, Inc. v. Mudron, 887 N.E.2d 437, 441 (3d Dist. 2008), it is well settled in...more

8/22/2012 - Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

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