Media Coverage | 03/17/2015

Brooks Kushman Shareholder Featured in Crain’s Detroit Business

Team Contact: Kevin Heinl


SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – Brooks Kushman Shareholder Kevin Heinl was featured in Crain’s Detroit Business’ March 15 article, “30 years later, a noncompete ruling has been forged into law.”

In the article, Heinl discusses 1985 Michigan Supreme Court rulings that set the stage for modern employer protections across the United States and how these protections have changed with technological advances.

The cases, Follmer, Rudzewicz & Co. v. Kosco and Nolta-Quail-Sauer and Associates v. Roche laid the groundwork for a provision to include noncompete clauses in the Michigan Antitrust Reform Act in 1987, protections in Michigan Uniform Trade Secrets Act in 1998 and federal rules as well.

“Confidential information, such as client names, is now becoming more widely disseminated, or shared, on social media,” according to Heinl. “With accessibility at an all-time high through the Internet, that info doesn’t seem private to me.”

The full article can be found on the Crain’s website here.

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