Our Chicago labor and employment partner, Terese Connolly, was interviewed by the national trade publication, Insurance Journal, concerning her insights about ongoing litigation over a non-compete and employee poaching lawsuit. Here is an excerpt of the relevant portions of the article in which Terri was featured:
Terese M. Connolly, a partner in the Chicago office of Culhane Meadows PLLC, also views the order to move the case to Illinois as a bad sign for Alliant.
“Unfortunately for defendants the judge did deny the motion to dismiss and said the proceedings are going to be governed by the substantive law of Illinois,” Connolly said. “That’s not going to bode well for the defendants.”
Connolly said it’s at this point that Heffernan would have been best advised to talk to an attorney if he did as the suit states. “It’s advisable for people who are going to leave and who have agreements that contain restrictive covenants to get advice before doing anything that could remotely, possibly violate those agreements to avoid situations like this,” Connolly said.
Connolly believes a court trial is unlikely.
“More often than not these cases settle,” Connolly said.
Read the full article from Insurance Journal by clicking HERE.