Indiana and several other states statutorily prohibit employers from “blacklisting” former employees, that is, attempting to prevent them — whether they were discharged or resigned — from obtaining subsequent employment. Responding recently to certified questions from the U.S. District Court for Southern Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court held that former employer Loparex, LLC did not

By Justin Beyer

In a matter of first impression, Judge William Standish of the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled in Best Medical Int’l, Inc. v. Spellman, 07-cv-01709-WLS, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 147853 (W.D. Pa. Dec. 22, 2011), that, pursuant to the Pennsylvania Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“PUTSA”), a defendant may recover attorneys’ fees against

Massachusetts Rule of Professional Conduct 5.6 prohibits non-competition agreements for attorneys, and provides in part: “A lawyer shall not participate in offering or making . . . a partnership or employment agreement that restricts the right of a lawyer to practice after termination of the relationship, except an agreement concerning benefits upon retirement. . .