Minchella Law Blog

Category: non-solicitation

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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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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Scrambled Eggs and Punitive Damages in Employee Restrictive Covenant Litigation

Businesses now have a good case to support recovery of attorney’s fees just for scrambling to court to keep a former employee from violating a …

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Court Limits Statutory Claims Based on Non-Competition Agreement

I blogged last month here about a recent Connecticut Superior Court case, which showcased some typical issues with non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  Another interesting part of the decision that …

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Surprise! Part of Your Non-Solicitation Agreement Is Unenforceable

You want a non-competition or non-solicitation agreement your company can enforce, right?  Stupid question, you say.  Well, companies need to analyze the language in their …

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