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Jimmy John’s: Poster Child For National Noncompete Debate

Law360, New York (June 24, 2016, 11:47 AM EDT) -- Jason B. Hirsh

Christina E. Lutz Imagine for a moment that the hardworking man or woman preparing your lunch is subject to a noncompete covenant.  Does this make sense? Is this bad for local employees or the broader economy? Days ago, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit presenting these, and other, questions for judicial scrutiny and public debate. And, now, Jimmy John’s finds itself in a pickle with the Illinois attorney general seeking to invalidate numerous noncompete covenants and recover substantial monetary damages. Jimmy...
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