Allowable Scope of Restrictive Covenants Remains Unclear After Recent Decision Declares Legitimate-Business-Interest Test Broad Enough to Encompass Other Protectable Interests

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On December 3, 2010, the Illinois Appellate Court, Second District, found that a business may be able to demonstrate a protectable interest in more situations than just those encompassed by the two traditional prongs of the legitimate-business-interest test. Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arrendondo et al., No. 2-08-0646, 2010 WL 4967924 (2d Dist. Dec. 3, 2010).

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