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Kansas Decision Highlights The Perils Of Overreach In Restrictive Covenant Agreements

In a recent decision examining Kansas non-compete law, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas partially granted a company’s motion to enjoin its former employee’s violations of the non-compete and customer non-solicitation provisions of his employment agreement. The decision, in the matter of Servi Tech, Inc. v. Olson, highlights a number of key … Continue Reading

Federal Court in Minnesota Rejects Automatic Tolling of Non-Compete

We have previously written about tolling provisions on this blog.  In a decision from the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Patrick J. Schiltz held that, under Minnesota law, non-compete terms do not automatically reset upon violation. The decision in U.S. Water v. Watertech of America, No. 13-CV-1258 (PJS/JSM), concerned a motion for a preliminary … Continue Reading

Will Tolling Provisions Gain Popularity?

Tolling clauses in non-compete agreements extend the period of noncompetition by a period of time usually equal to the time an employee is in violation.  Appellate courts in some states, including Illinois and Massachusetts, have affirmed injunctions based on contractual extension clauses. For example, in Prairie Eye Center v. Butler, No. 4-01-0005 (Ill. Ct. App. … Continue Reading