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March 31, 2016

Utah Enacts Post-Employment Restrictions Act

A growing number of states are tightening conditions on restrictive covenants. As of March 22, 2016, Utah has now joined their ranks with its “Post-Employment Restrictions Act,” HB 251.

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November 23, 2015

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Uniform Written Obligations Act Does Not Allow Employer To Enforce Noncompete Unsupported By Consideration

Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that without valuable consideration, noncompetes are unenforceable.

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November 17, 2015

California Supreme Court to Decide Whether Finding That UTSA Claim Was Filed in Bad Faith Can Revive a Previously Dismissed Malicious Prosecution Claim

California high court’s recent decision to review the Second District Court of Appeals’ ruling in trade secrets case sets the stage for a potential sea change in UTSA claims.

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August 19, 2015

Former In-House Attorney Cannot Duck Trade Secrets Allegations with Anti-SLAPP Motion

A California appellate court affirmed the denial of an intellectual property attorney’s anti-SLAPP motion against his former employer.

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August 14, 2015

Baker’s Trade Secret Lawsuit Does Not Lead to ‘Sweet’ Dreams

A recent decision by a Pennsylvania district court underscored the need to think carefully before filing a lawsuit for misuse of trade secrets.

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August 12, 2015

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015: Proposed Legislation Would Open the Federal Courthouse Door for Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 proposes the creation of a federal civil cause of action for the misappropriation of trade secrets by amending the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which criminalizes the theft of trade secrets.

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July 16, 2015

Federal Court Split on Consideration Needed to Enforce a Restrictive Covenant in Illinois Remains Unresolved

New 7th Circuit decision on validity of non-compete agreements leaves unresolved whether two years or more of continued employment is required to enforce a restrictive covenant, absent additional consideration.

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June 3, 2015

California Court of Appeals Awards Attorneys' Fees to Defendant For Misappropriation of Trade Secrets Claim Brought in Bad Faith

A California appellate court recently found that the defendant was entitled to attorney’s fees even after the plaintiff volunatirly dismissed the action.

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June 2, 2015

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Continued Employment is Lawful Consideration to Support a Restrictive Covenant

Wisconsin has firmly joined the majority of jurisdictions in the United States that hold that continued employment constitutes lawful consideration sufficient to enforce a restrictive covenant with a current at-will employee.

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April 15, 2015

New Arkansas Law Boldly Embraces Noncompetition Provisions

On April 2, 2015, Arkansas enacted a new law (the Act)1 that greatly expands the enforceability of noncompete

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