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SINCE WHEN IS POACHING OK?

FTC and DOJ Release Guidance for Human Resource Professionals on How Antitrust Law Applies to Employee Hiring and Compensation Guidance Helps Protect Workers Against Anticompetitive Conduct and Puts ...
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UNDERMINING NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

A.G. Schneiderman Proposes Nation's Most Comprehensive Bill To Curb Widespread Misuse Of Non-Compete Agreements Answering White House’s Call For States To Reform Laws On Non-Competes, A.G. ...
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LET THESE DOCTORS FREE!

Healthcare Provider in St. Cloud, MN Settles FTC Charges That Its Acquisition of Rival Provider Would Likely Lessen Competition for Certain Physician Services The Federal Trade Commission will require ...
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SLAPPING LAW360 FOR NON-COMPETES

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlement With Major Legal News Website Law360 To Stop Using Non-Compete Agreements For Its Reporters Schneiderman: Workers Should Be Able To Change Jobs Without Fear Of ...
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NO LOOPHOLE FOR LOOPNET?

FTC Places Conditions on CoStar's $860 Million Acquisition of LoopNet Commercial Real Estate Data Provider Required to Sell LoopNet's Interest in Xceligent and to Refrain from Conduct Hindering Other ...
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PROMISES, PROMISES

David Smith went to work for Multidyne, after he resigned from Meridian Technologies. In letters sent to Smith and Multidyne, Meridian claimed that its former employee had "exploited" the company's ...
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THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

When Sehera Food Services signed its lease, tourists looking to buy tickets for the Empire State Building's Observation Deck had to walk past Apple CafÈ, the company's store. When it later learned ...
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LIVING LA PIZZA LOCA

In April 2000, Fratelli's Pizza and Restaurant Corp. entered into a ten year lease with Kayzee Realty Corp. Some six years later, in March of 2006, Fratelli's and the landlord entered into a sixteen ...
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FORMER EMPLOYEE: COMPETITOR OR THIEF?

In Fada Int'l Corp. v. Cheung, Fada International sued Rowena Cheung, a former employee, claiming the latter purloined confidential information and used Fada's customer lists to solicit business for a ...
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THIS MUCH CAN BE TOLD

In Master Mech. Corp. v Macaluso, Master Mechanical Corp. (MMC) hired James Macaluso to secure bids for "heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) work" and entered into a non-disclosure ...
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DID SNAPPLE TRY TO CUT CLASS?

When Snapple inked a deal with the City of New York to sell its products to public schools, Matthew J. McGuckin, Jr., got all juiced up. Apparently, McGuckin held an exclusive right to "market, ...
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IS "BURRITO" SPANISH FOR "SANDWICH?"

In White City Shopping Center v. PR Restaurants, LLC, the Worcester Superior Court denied a motion for a preliminary injunction and, in so doing, resolved a question which has long plagued humanity: ...
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LIZA WITH A ....

In 1994, Liza Minnelli hired M'Hammed Soumayah to serve as her personal assistant and bodyguard. After nearly a decade of service, Soumayah was purportedly told by Minnelli's attorney that the ...
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HOW RESTRICTIVE CAN RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS BE?

Lakram Seebarran was hired by DS Courier Services to deliver packages on a per-item basis. His agreement with DS prohibited Lakram from contacting six of DS's customers until four months after the ...
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"NON-COMPETES" MEAN BUSINESS

"Covenants not to compete" can cost you if they're breached. In Sarantopoulos v. E-Z Cash ATM, Inc. , Dorothy, Nick and George Sarantopoulos, sold their business to George Lendrihas. In ...
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DENTIST DRILLED FOR DISSIN' DEAL

In 1992, Doctors Steven P. Stern and Ali Zangeneh (Dr. Z) started a dental practice known as "Dental Health Associates." Their partnership agreement contained a restriction or "restrictive covenant" ...
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WHAT ARE YOU PACKING?

With the Labor Day holiday weekend fast approaching, many are wondering how the recently enhanced airport security procedures are impacting air travel. I am pleased to report that the process is not ...
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INVESTIGATE THIS!

Joseph K. White (an ex-cop) was employed by Michael G. Kessler & Associates (a forensic accounting and investigation firm) as an investigator. Mr. White's employment agreement contained a covenant not ...
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