Companies trust their employees with valuable resources, such as their trade secrets, confidential information, customer lists, and reputation. Companies often ask their employees to sign non-compete agreements in order to protect those assets. Reasonable non-compete agreements are enforceable in Ohio, but companies should be careful that their agreements cover everything the company wants protected. As a recent Ohio case makes clear, Ohio courts will not rewrite non-compete agreements in order to reach additional activities that the company neglected to include. Berk Ents., Inc. v. Polivka, No. 2012-T-0073 (Trumbull Cty.)
November 21, 2013
National statistics show businesses reporting increases in resources allocated to litigation, which is a sign of economic recovery. Ohio appears to be on the verge of a such a litigation boom. In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox looks at the trends and explains what Ohio businesses should do to prepare.
October 17, 2013
As the battle over the Affordable Health Care Act continues and the U.S. government shutdown takes root, partisans on both sides remain committed to their cause. Regardless of your political view and whether you feel a direct impact, lack of appropriations to federal courts could affect business litigation. In this Business Litigation Update, Faruki Ireland & Cox offers a balanced perspective on how this impasse may be felt by corporate citizens in the courthouse.
October 4, 2013