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Massachusetts Judge Rules That Updating LinkedIn Does Not Constitute Solicitation

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Restrictive Covenants, Social Media

Judge Thomas P. Billings, of the Massachusetts Superior Court’s Business Litigation Session, recently declined to issue a preliminary injunction in a non-compete case brought by KNF&T Staffing, Inc. against its former employee, Charlotte Muller, who had left to join a competitor. Among other things, KNF&T alleged that Muller had updated her profile on LinkedIn to reflect her new position, “resulting … Continue Reading

Material Change Defense To Non-Compete Enforcement Gaining Acceptance In Massachusetts

Posted in Non-Compete Enforceability, Practice & Procedure

In a series of recent decisions by the Massachusetts Superior Court, a longstanding, but oftentimes unsuccessful, defense to the enforceability of non-compete agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants has quietly been gaining acceptance.

Perhaps this is a result of the economy picking up and employees having increased options and mobility, or perhaps it is indicative of a growing hostility to … Continue Reading