Law360, New York (December 1, 2017, PM EST) -- Attorneys looking to stay abreast of the legal landscape surrounding noncompete agreements had their hands full over the last six months, with new legislation popping up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, court rulings coming down on Linked In solicitations and injunctions, and Illinois' attorney general setting her sights on noncompete pacts for low-wage workers.Here, experts identify developments from the second half of 2017 that lawyers who deal with restrictive covenants ought to have on their radar.You can learn more about the Bill in From Red To Black 2017-2018.Tougher penalties and counter-measures such as a Director Identification Number are the heart of anti-phoenixing reforms to deter and disrupt the core behaviours of phoenix operators, including non-directors such as facilitators and advisers, announced this morning by the Assistant Treasurer Kelly O' Dwyer.
Persons listed may not be admitted in all states and territories.See generally Ken Adams, Can a Trust Enter Into a Contract? Failing to name the correct corporate entity as the other party to the contract could leave the drafter's client holding the bag. 2015): Northbound's decision to sue the parent company, and not the subsidiary that was the named party to the contract, proved fatal to Northbound's breach-of-contract case. In that case, the contract (i) stated that it was creating a strategic alliance for the contracting party and its affiliates, and (ii) was signed by the president of the contracting party, who was also the sole managing member of the affiliate. Solely during the Authorized Use Period, the Receiving Party may use Confidential Information to the extent reasonably necessary for one or more of the following: (1) performing the Receiving Party's obligations under the Agreement; (2) exercising the Receiving Party's rights under the Agreement; (3) assessing whether to enter into another agreement with the Disclosing Party; and (4) any other particular authorized uses expressly agreed to in writing by the parties — it is immaterial if one or more of such other authorized uses, if any, falls within any of subdivisions (1) through (3) above.This seems to have happened in Northbound Group, Inc. The Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of the parent company, saying: It goes without saying that a contract cannot bind a nonparty. If appellant is entitled to damages for breach of contract, [it] can not recover them in a suit against appellee because appellee was not a party to the contract. The court held that the affiliate was bound by, and violated, certain restrictions in the contract. Many confidential-information clause templates don't specify any pre-authorized uses of Confidential Information; typically, the parties end up negotiating some fairly-standard categories of authorized use.The only amendment to the safe harbour proposed legislation which was accepted provides that there be an independent review to be undertaken after two years of operation of the impact of the availability of the safe harbour on directors of companies, their conduct, and the interests of creditors and employees of those companies.The Government proposed some technical amendments to the ipso facto provisions, which were also accepted.
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