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Restraining Use of Confidential Information Requires that Information Actually be Confidential (shock)

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Employers have every reason to vigorously protect their confidential information.  In a competitive marketplace, the maximum value of a work product is highly dependent on exclusivity of ownership.  And as the saying goes, once the “genie is out of the bottle” it can never be back in. However, a recent case from the Ontario Superior…

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Will the LinkedIn Injunction Come to Canada?

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linkedin-rolodex

While the Rolodex may be a thing of the past, its functional successor lives on in social networking sites such as LinkedIn.  It’s no surprise then that companies encourage their employees to create profiles, share content, and “connect” with current and potential customers. But what happens when an employee leaves the organization to hang up…

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