Jason Culotta is an author for the Trade Secret Insider. He is an associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and practices from the New Orleans office. Mr. Culotta focuses on employment-related litigation, including non-compete and trade secret disputes. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.582.8177.
Williams-Sonoma is embroiled in a contentious trade secret theft case with its former executive and direct competitor. On June 18, 2015, a federal district court in Tennessee granted a preliminary injunction motion to enjoin Williams-Sonoma’s former vice president and direct competitor from using confidential business information, soliciting Williams-Sonoma employees, and destroying electronic evidence. But the federal court refused to give Williams-Sonoma … Continue Reading
We previously analyzed a Pennsylvania appellate court decision, which held that a non-compete agreement was unenforceable for lack of consideration. The case, Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc., is now before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The Court must decide whether Pennsylvania law allows parties to waive the consideration requirement for non-competes through an express agreement. … Continue Reading