The article, "Illinois Supreme Court broadens 'legitimate business interest' test," examined the questionable status of noncompete agreements in the wake of a significant December 2011 decision by the Illinois Supreme Court, Reliable Fire Equip. Co. v. Arredond.
“The Illinois supreme court decision … expands the enforcement of noncompetition agreements but fails to give guidance as to what facts fit the expansion,” Sternberg noted in the article. “The decision will likely increase the complexity and expense of litigation, as parties parry over what business interests should now be recognized as legitimate ones for enforcing noncompetition restrictions.”
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With over 30 years of experience, Sternberg has extensive and successful trial, appellate, and administrative work nationwide for employers in employment discrimination, non-competition, and trade secrets litigation.
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