Noncompetes: A Matter Of Dollars And Sense?

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT) -- Can employees avoid preliminary injunctions simply because they are not as wealthy as their employers? A recent federal court decision says: “No.”

Standards for Injunctive Relief

Seasoned (and even not-so-seasoned) litigators are well familiar with the “four factors” that courts commonly consider when deciding whether to enforce a noncompete by way of an injunction. Namely, (1) whether the party seeking injunctive relief is likely to succeed on the merits; (2) whether the party seeking injunctive relief will be irreparably injured by denial of the relief; (3)...
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