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More Non-Compete Litigation in the Broadcasting Industry

Over the past few years, non-compete litigation in the broadcasting industry has become increasingly common.  A recent case out of Birmingham, Alabama continues that trend.  On Monday, Citadel Broadcasting (a subsidiary of Cumulus Media) filed a lawsuit against Ryan Haney, who formerly served as program director for Citadel’s Birmingham sports talk radio station, WJOX 94.5

Prominent North Carolina Doctor Wins First Round of Non-Compete Fight

A recent North Carolina non-compete case has pitted one of the nation’s largest allergy clinics against one of North Carolina’s most respected physicians.  Earlier this month, Charlotte-based Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center (CAAC) filed a lawsuit against one of its former doctors, Dr. Maeve O’Connor.  Dr. O’Connor has joined the practice back in 2003 and

Advanced Micro Devices Sues Former Employees for Massive Theft of Trade Secrets

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), one of the world’s largest manufacturers of computer graphics cards, has sued four former employees alleging a massive theft of company trade secrets.  The case was filed last week in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. According to the complaint, former AMD executive Robert Feldstein was

Prominent Florida Chef Sued for Violating Non-Compete Agreement

A recent non-compete dispute in Florida raises questions about the concept of legitimate business interests under Florida law.  Until October, prominent Florida chef Domenica Macchia ran the kitchen at a St. Petersburg restaurant called Three Birds Tavern.  After leaving Three Birds last fall, Macchia became the chef at another local restaurant called Beak’s Old Florida. 

Expecting Mothers Are Latest Victims of Physician Non-Compete Agreements

Recent developments in Pennsylvania provide yet another compelling example of why non-compete agreements in the healthcare sector should be void as against public policy.  In late December, five obstetricians who were affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) gave notice that they intended to leave the system to go work for rival Highmark

Bosley Loses Non-Compete Fight Against Former Doctor & Rival Hair Clinic

In the modern world, non-compete agreements are ubiquitous.  And as a result, non-compete litigation is everywhere.  For some reason, Illinois recently has played host to a number of interesting non-compete disputes.  That trend continues.  A recent case out of Cook County pitted Bosley Medical Group against their former doctor, William Yates, and a rival hair