Pinkerton Tobacco v.  Kretek Int’l: Defendant’s Statute of Limitations Argument Goes Up in Smoke

Pinkerton Tobacco v. Kretek Int’l: Defendant’s Statute of Limitations Argument Goes Up in Smoke

A Central District of California courtroom lately denied a defendant’s movement for abstract judgment the place the defendant argued that the plaintiff’s claims for commerce secret misappropriation had been barred by the relevant statute of limitations. The courtroom decided that

10,000 Lakes and .  .  .  No Noncompetitive?  Minnesota Passes Law Banning Non-Competes Effective July 1, 2023

10,000 Lakes and . . . No Noncompetitive? Minnesota Passes Law Banning Non-Competes Effective July 1, 2023

As expected, on May 24, 2023, Governor Tim Walz signed a new law banning noncompete agreement in Minnesota. The ban will be effective for such agreements entered on or after July 1, 2023.

By enacting the Omnibus Jobs, Economic Development, …

Computers on Wheels: One OEM Settles Claims While Another Scores a Win in Cases Involving Allegedly Botched OTA Updates |  Seyfarth Shaw

Computers on Wheels: One OEM Settles Claims While Another Scores a Win in Cases Involving Allegedly Botched OTA Updates | Seyfarth Shaw

A recent motion for preliminary approval of a class action settlement filed in federal court in Georgia will bring to a close claims asserted on behalf of a class of Porsche owners for a purportedly botched over-the-air (“OTA”) software update

Federal Court Awards Company Only .00 in Damages in Misappropriation Case against Former Employee |  Seyfarth Shaw

Federal Court Awards Company Only $1.00 in Damages in Misappropriation Case against Former Employee | Seyfarth Shaw

The District of Maryland recently awarded a software developer a mere $1.00 in nominal damages for contract and trade secret claims against a former employee, citing the immateriality of the defendant’s breach and plaintiff’s failure to prove a fair licensing

DOJ Fails Again in a No-Poach Prosecution

The NLRB Finds Unlawful Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements: Non-Disparagement, Non-Disclosure, Non-Allowed

On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or “Board”) continued its aggressive application of the National Labor Relations Act (“Act” or “NLRA”) to workplaces without union representation and lessened the value of severance agreements for all employers …