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Home Health Care Companies Protected by Noncompete Pacts

The referral sources for home health care companies can be protected by noncompete agreements because they qualify as a legitimate business interests under the state law on restrictive covenants in contracts, the Florida Supreme Court ruled.

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Defend Trade Secrets Act: Lessons From Year 1

How the time flies: The Defend Trade Secrets Act, the culmination of a yearslong bipartisan effort to create a federal system of trade secrets law, was signed into law by President Barack Obama one year ago Thursday.

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Lessons for Employers from Obama’s Push Back Against Noncompetes

Too many employers overuse noncompete agreements. For example, highprofile companies have recently received negative press for forcing low-level employees, often with limited or no access to proprietary information, to sign noncompete agreements.

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Glenn Beck Media Outlet Says Texas Suit Trumps Del. Filing

Glenn Beck’s media outlet TheBlaze.com told the Delaware Chancery Court on Monday that it should halt proceedings in a suit its former CEO brought against the company — seeking an order that it foot the defense bill for a related Texas suit accusing him of mismanaging Beck’s production company — characterizing it as “forum shopping.”

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Glenn Beck’s News Outlet Says Ex-CEO Can’t Get Indemnity

The former CEO of Glenn Beck’s news outlet TheBlaze Inc. on Wednesday asked a Delaware court to order the company to foot the bill for a suit accusing him of mismanaging Beck’s production company, just days after TheBlaze asked a Texas state court to do the opposite.

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Trade Secrets Bill Clears House, Obama to Sign Into Law

The House’s overwhelming passage of the Defend Trade Secrets Act April 27 promises to start a shift of trade secrets cases to federal courts, attorneys say. The bill, which cleared the House 4102, now moves to President Barack Obama, who has promised to sign it. It passed the Senate April 4.

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MOVERS: Senior-level hires and promotions

At Meland Russin & Budwick in Miami: Zachary James has been promoted to partner. He concentrates his practice on business litigation and complex commercial matters. James has a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from UM. Eric Ostroff has been named administrative partner. Ostroff, a trial lawyer, focuses his practice on business litigation. He has a bachelor’s from Emory University and a law degree from UM.

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Meland Russin & Budwick’s Eric Ostroff named Administrative Partner

Miami law firm Meland Russin & Budwick today announced that Eric Ostroff has been named Administrative Partner of the firm. Ostroff has been with the firm since 2010.

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5 Questions In The Cardinals Hacking Scandal

News last month that the St. Louis Cardinals, a venerated baseball franchise with a squeaky clean image, is the target of a federal investigation into the hacking of the Houston Astros’ player database sent shock waves through the sports world and beyond, but with several details yet to emerge, key questions remain.

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Cruise Excursion Insurer Wins Injunction Against Ex-Workers

Royal Marine Insurance Group, which offers a unique insurance program to third-party cruise excursion operators, won a temporary injunction Thursday against three former employees accused of taking proprietary information and starting up a similar program at competitor THB International Inc.

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