Non-Competition Restrictive Covenant Ruled Enforceable

On January 15, TDR obtained a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for an automobile dealership against an ex-employee in a case involving allegations that the ex-employee misappropriated his former employer’s trade secrets and violated a non-compete agreement.  The district court found that the employer’s non-competition restrictive covenant with the ex-employee was enforceable, rejected the ex-employee’s arguments that the agreement was overbroad or supported by inadequate consideration, and preliminarily enjoined the ex-employee from competing against TDR’s client within a 50-mile radius of its place of business.  TDR partner Michael J. Grant represented the auto dealership.  “Our client is pleaded with the preliminary injunction order because that order helps to protect my client’s trade secrets and its business,” said Mr. Grant.

TDR regularly protects businesses from trade secret misappropriation and from unfair competition.  For more information, contact Michael J. Grant.