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“Targeted Mailings” May Violate Non-Solicitation Agreements

Published on January 9, 2014

In a recent interlocutory appeal, the First Circuit upheld a preliminary injunction restraining a former employee from selling products to his former employer’s customers in violation of a non-solicitation agreement, despite the fact that the customers initiated contact with the former employee. (more…) ...

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California Court Outlines Boundaries Of UTSA Preemption

Published on October 30, 2013

The Court of Appeals for the Fourth District of California recently outlined the preemption boundaries of the California Uniform Trade Secrets Acts (“CUTSA”).  The Court held that common law claims that are based on independent, but related, factual grounds are not preempted by the CUTSA.  The issue becomes relevant in cases where a former employee arguably uses company trade secrets to establish or assist a competing business.  More after the break. (more…) ...

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