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AssuredPartners, Inc. v. Schmitt, No. 13 CH 19264 (October 26, 2015)

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Illinois Appellate Court Finds Non-Compete Restrictions Over-Reaching and Affirms Court Decision Not to Blue Pencil

Jackson Lewis P.C. • November 13, 2015
A recent decision from an Illinois Appellate Court suggests that employers with non-compete agreements “built to scare” may end up with an unenforceable contact and even the loss of confidential information under Illinois law. AssuredPartners, Inc. v. Schmitt (October 27, 2015 1st Dist.)

Illinois Court Leaves Former Employer Without Remedy After Invalidating Its Overly Broad Restrictive Covenants

Ogletree Deakins • November 05, 2015
Just days before Halloween, the Illinois Appellate Court sent a scary message to employers: We will not enforce or judicially modify your overly broad restrictive covenants! In AssuredPartners, Inc. v. Schmitt, No. 13 CH 19264 (October 26, 2015), the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a circuit court’s holding that an employer’s restrictive covenants were overbroad and unreasonable as a matter of law. Adding insult to injury, the appellate court also affirmed the court’s refusal to judicially modify the restrictive covenants, despite the parties’ agreement authorizing judicial modification. That decision left the employer holding a bag of rocks.
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