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

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