Court Allows Tortious Interference Claim to Proceed Against Attorneys Alleged to Have Directed Clients to Breach Non-Compete

Non-Compete, Attorney-Client Relationship, Kentucky, Legal Malpractice, Tortious Interference

Can an attorney who allegedly counsels an employee to breach a non-compete be sued by the employer for tortious interference with contract? The answer may be yes, at least according to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, which recently refused to dismiss such claim against the attorney defendants in Pinnacle Surety Services, Inc. v. Mannion Stigger, LLP.[1] Continue reading

Kentucky Supreme Court Finds Continued Employment Alone Insufficient Consideration To Support A Restrictive Covenant

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On June 19, 2014, the Supreme Court for the Commonwealth of Kentucky held that for continued employment to be deemed sufficient consideration for the enforcement of a restrictive covenant agreement, there must be a change in the employment relationship between the parties.

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