Emigra Group, LLC v. Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP, et al., No. 07 Civ. 10688 (LAK) (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2009).

In a decision that should be considerable reassurance to employers in general and law firms in particular, a district judge in New York has rejected an antitrust claim brought by a consulting firm against its former employer

Continue Reading New York Federal Court Rejects Attempt to Recast State-Law Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition Claims as Federal Antitrust Claims

Opening with a tribute to the iconic New York City subway system, complete with citations to sources as diverse as Leonard Bernstein and The Bonfire of the Vanities, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week vacated and remanded a preliminary injunction barring a braking system manufacturer from disclosing proprietary drawings and other information to the New York

Continue Reading Next Stop, District Court (again)! Second Circuit Vacates Injunction Barring Disclosure of Trade Secrets Concerning New York City Subway Brakes

Nixon Peabody v. Taylor Wessing France, 2008 NY Slip Op. 51885(U) (Sup. Ct. Monroe Cty. Sept. 16, 2008).

A trial court in upstate Monroe County, New York earlier this month granted summary judgment for law firm Nixon Peabody LLP (“Nixon”), which sought a declaratory judgment and injunctive relief as a result of alleged tortious interference with prospective business relations

Continue Reading New York State Court Rules that Noncompete Agreement Between Law Firms Previously Engaged In Merger Talks Is Unenforceable as Violative of Public Policy.

On August 6, 2008, New York Governor David A. Paterson signed Bill S02393, dubbed the “Broadcast Employees Freedom to Work Act” into law. The act, amends the New York Labor Law so as to prohibit non-compete agreements in the broadcasting industry.  The enactment is effective immediately, and is codified as section 202-k of the Labor Law

Specifically, the newly minted Section

Continue Reading New York Bars Non-Compete Agreements for Broadcast Industry