The Illinois Supreme Court has completely changed the way the Courts are to look at non-competition agreements. The decision seems to favor the entity attempting to enforce the non-competition agreement. In the case of Reliable Fire Equipment Co. v. Arredondo, 2011 IL 111871 published on December 1, 2011, the court confirmed that an employer must demonstrate a “legitimate business interest” (LBI) to enforce an otherwise reasonable post termination restriction on competition.
Illinois Supreme Court decision pending
Generally, when someone claims fraudulent misrepresentation it occurs around some type of business. One party to a contract misrepresents the condition of a business or piece of property or some other significant part of the transaction.
A California resident interacted for more than one and a half years online with various personas created by a Batavia (Ill.) woman. The parties met online in a chat room devoted to the HBO show “Deadwood.”