Minchella Law Blog

Category: non compete

Can A Business File a SLAPP Special Motion to Dismiss?

Yes, of course.  So many states, last count 30 states have statutes that protect certain constitutional rights, of persons, and of businesses.  A SLAPP (Strategic …

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Can COVID-19 Impact a Court’s Decision on Employee Non-Competition Agreements

Yes, because it can affect a court’s analysis as to the balance of equities between protecting an employer’s legitimate business interests and a former employee’s …

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Can COVID Get Me Out of My Non-Compete?

It’s Quite Possible COVID-19 Will Impact the Enforceability of a Non-Compete. The law surrounding non-competition agreements (non-competes, non-solicits, also called restrictive covenants) is well established …

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Do I Need an Attorney to Respond to a Cease and Desist Letter?

You may not have to hire an attorney to respond to a cease and desist letter you’ve received from a former employer. But it may …

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What is a Bill of Discovery in Connecticut Courts? (Find Out Where the Secrets Are)

Connecticut commercial litigators sometimes overlook an archaic civil procedure tool which can be used very successfully to obtain discovery of information before a company commits …

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What’s a Connecticut SLAPP Lawsuit?

Last year Connecticut’s Governor signed into law a statute that now about 33 states have.  Click here for an overview of the states’ laws.  Click here  for Connecticut’s law’s legislative history.  …

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What Happens When a Partner Leaves and Takes Clients?

I love reading about cases involving partnerships and employment law.  It’s the best of both worlds; commercial law and employment law. What happens when one …

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Is there such a thing as employee loyalty?

Yes, there is, but not when compared to the loyalty of a pet. So what can you do if you discover a seriously disloyal employee? …

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When Can a Business Sue Another Business Over an Employee’s Non-Compete Agreement?

Why do companies have some employees sign noncompetition agreements and nonsolicitation agreements? Well, it’s simple. So they can protect their business, its goodwill, income, the …

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Paging Doctor Smith! You Are Free to Practice Around the State!

Listen up doctors! Physicians and physician practices who are currently negotiating employment agreements, partnership agreements or otherwise joining a practice need to be aware of …

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