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Employers Thankful For New Second Circuit Non-Compete Decision

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants

By Jessica Mendelson and Grace Chuchla

Employers in the Second Circuit are thankful for a recent non-compete summary order in which the Court found that an employee’s challenge of his non-compete agreement by way of a preliminary injunction motion failed because he failed to show irreparable injury.

Specifically, the Court found that an employee’s potential loss of income does not …

California Federal Court Boots Employee’s Challenge Of His Non-Compete Because Of Pennsylvania Forum Selection Provision

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets

By Robert Milligan and Grace Chuchla

In a recent order, a federal court in the Northern District of California weighed in on the validity a forum selection clause contained in an employment agreement in connection with a California employee’s declaratory relief action to invalidate his non-compete provision with his former employer. The court found for the Pennsylvania-based employer and …

Former Pharmacy Benefit Management Executives Sued For Alleged Violations Of Customer Non-Solicitation Agreements In Wisconsin Federal Court

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability

By Justin Beyer

Thompson Reuters (Healthcare) Inc. sued three former executive employees, all formerly working for Thompson Reuters in its pharmacy benefits management and consulting division of its healthcare services arm, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on Monday and immediately filed a motion for partial summary judgment against the former executives for a …

Oregon Federal Court Permits Declaratory Relief Suit To Proceed In Race To Judgment Non-Compete Dispute

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability

By Robert Milligan and Joshua Salinas

In light of Valentine’s Day, a blog involving two competitors specializing in heart rhythm therapy seems fitting. The Oregon district court case is Biotronik, Inc. v. Medtronic, USA, Inc., No. 03:11-cv-00366-HU, 2012 WL 14031 (D. Or. Jan. 4, 2012), where the Honorable Judge Michael H. Simon, found the amount in controversy for federal diversity …