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Non-Compete Agreements: Increased Litigation on the Backside of the "Great Resignation"

Our business clients tell us everyday what we are all seeing in the headlines on a regular basis: employees are hard to hire and retain. Some commentators have coined the term “the great resignation” to aptly describe the...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Preparing for Colorado’s New Limits on Employee Non-Competes

Continuing the ongoing trend of states placing restrictions on employee non-competes, on May 10, 2022, the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill amending C.R.S. § 8-2-113 (the “Amendment”) and adding significant limitations...more

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Keeping Up with Non-Compete Agreements in 2022

Since our last blog post, some key developments have arisen in the world of non-compete agreements. Specifically, this month, New Jersey legislators introduced a bill to the New Jersey State Assembly aimed at limiting...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Fiduciary Duties Waivable by Contract, Precluding Claims

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan recently reminded us why Delaware choice-of-law provisions are so popular in limited partnership and other agreements.  In an adversary proceeding, Judge David S. Jones held that...more

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Drafting Checklist for a Nondisclosure Agreement

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Nondisclosure agreements—called NDAs—are one of the most common types of business contracts. They are used in many situations in the pet care industry—exploring the possibility of mergers and acquisitions of veterinary...more

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Supply chain disruption: if you can't pick your battles, pick your battleground

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It may not be the most likely place to look for business advice, but the 2010 reboot of Karate Kid contains some wise words (courtesy of Jackie Chan's enigmatic Mr Han) for those grappling with disruption in their supply...more

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FAQs: Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Force Majeure and Other Defenses to Contractual Performance

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The Russian military’s invasion of Ukraine, coupled with the considerable economic sanctions levied against Russia and certain Russian entities and individuals, has significantly impacted businesses worldwide. Recognizing the...more

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Key California Employment Law Cases: March 2022

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DePuy Synthes Sales Inc. v. Howmedica Osteonics Corp., 28 F.4th 956 (9th Cir. 2022) - Summary: Motion to transfer venue was properly denied where forum-selection clause in employment agreement was void under California...more

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Delaware Law May Govern D&O Coverage Dispute Transferred to Another District

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On April 8, 2022, the United States District Court, District of Delaware, granted defendant-insurers’ motion for a change of venue, transferring the directors and officers (D&O) insurance dispute originally filed in Delaware...more

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Home-Court Rules and Construction Disputes: An Update

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Home-Court Statutes Continue to Spread. Forum-selection and choice-of-law provisions are meant to give contracting parties control over where a potential dispute between them will be litigated, and what law will govern...more

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A Recent Rhode Island Supreme Court Decision Provides Important Guidance on Choice-of-Law Provisions in Commercial Contracts

Commercial contract provisions dictating choice-of-law, the applicable statute of limitations, and forum selection are important yet often overlooked portions of agreements.  A recent Rhode Island Supreme Court decision...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

California Labor Code Section 925: A Word of Caution for Out-of-State Employers of California Employees

Employers faced with an apparent trade secret misappropriation by former employees must decide what jurisdiction to bring suit in.  For an employer headquartered outside of California who employs California residents  working...more

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Kabab-Ji SAL (Lebanon) v Kout Food Group (Kuwait) [2021] UKSC 48: UK Supreme Court clarifies approach to determining whether there...

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In an important recent decision, the U.K. Supreme Court provided further guidance on how to determine the law that applies to an international arbitration agreement. In its unanimous decision in Kabab-Ji SAL v Kout Food...more

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Application of California Labor Code To Contractual Forum-Selection and Choice-of-Law Clause To Keep Dispute...

This month, the Ninth Circuit’s decision in DePuy Synthes Sales v. Howmedica Osteonics  held that a U.S. district court in California properly invalidated a foreign choice-of-law and forum selection provision under California...more

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Are you SOL in Trying to Enforce a Statute of Limitations in Arbitration?

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Statutes of limitations can be a defendant’s best friend. They add certainty by requiring a plaintiff to bring a claim within a certain time period or lose the chance to bring the claim at all. Thus, businesses can rest easy...more

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Ninth Circuit Rejects Enforcement of New Jersey Choice of Law and Non-Compete Agreement In Employment—The Importance of Being The...

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In novel and important decision, DePy Synthes Sales v. Howmedica Ostionic’s, Ninth Cir. Case No. 21-55126, on March 14, 2022, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court’s decisions to prevent a former employer...more

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Avoiding a Punitive Damages Award in Private Arbitration

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New York law is a great boon when it comes to private arbitration. The law is well-developed (and in fact served as the basis for the Federal Arbitration Act); New York is home to a plethora of experienced professional...more

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[Webinar] Drafting Enforceable Restrictive Covenants and Confidentiality Agreements for Multi-State Employers - April 5th, 12:30...

The landscape for restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements is changing rapidly across the country. Notice periods, compensation thresholds, and consideration requirements are increasingly common, and the days...more

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Pennsylvania Federal Court Confirms: Construction Defect Claims Not Covered by CGL Policies

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The construction industry operates under the constant spectre of claims seeking damages for defective or faulty workmanship. Fortunately, the law in most states treats these claims as covered under commercial general...more

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Our Employee Moved to California During the Pandemic, Can We Enforce Their Non-Compete? Choice of Law Analysis Will Matter

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Many employers have granted their white collar workers increased flexibility to work remotely in response to the pandemic. As a result, some employees have moved away from the areas surrounding their offices and into places...more

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Louisiana Court Considers Texas and Louisiana Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Acts

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Federal Insurance Company et al v. Select Energy Services LLC and Exco et al. is a reminder for negotiators of indemnity and defense obligations in oilfield contracts that choice of law is important. Ignore it when drafting...more

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Cassirer Argument: Ownership of Nazi-looted art to be determined by choice-of-law

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A painting by Camille Pissarro hangs in a Spanish museum that the Nazis stole from a Jewish family in 1939. For fifteen years the parties have litigated who the rightful owner is: the museum or the family. The case may well...more

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The Scope of Article 8 Mandatory Choice-of-Law Rule

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The scope of the mandatory choice-of-law rule set forth in Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) section 8-110(a)(1), which provides that “the local law of the issuer’s jurisdiction . . . governs . . . the validity of a security,” is...more

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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Refuses to Enforce Arbitration and Choice of Law Provisions Because of...

Most of us have heard the expression “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.”  The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit did not slaughter the officials of the lenders in its November 16, 2021 opinion in Hengle...more

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Choice Of Law And Outside Reverse Veil Piercing

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Last week, I took note of the Second District Court of Appeal's decision that allows for the possibility outside veil piercing, Blizzard Energy, Inc. v. Bernd Schaefers,  2021 Cal. App LEXIS 968.   Readers may recall that the...more

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