For over 15 years, we've worked with companies to comply with federal and Michigan employment law requirements, as well as representing individuals whose employment law rights have been violated. Our employment law concentration allows us to provide companies with cost-effective strategies to avoid or minimize litigation. And our employment law experience allows us to provide individuals with insightful and thorough representation when it comes to discrimination claims.
Since 2001, we have been responsible for drafting and enforcing reasonable noncompete agreements, as well as defending against overbroad restrictions. We also regularly review noncompete restrictions to provide a rigorous assessment about the enforceability of a restriction or to determine if starting a business or pursuing new employment opportunities would likely violate the noncompete agreement. Contact us for a consultation about Michigan noncompete law.
February 3, 2017 – Judge J. Joseph Rossi has been appointed to replace George Quist as the second Business Court Judge in Kent County. Judge Quist had been serving in this capacity on an interim basis.
December 30, 2016 – After filing a lawsuit in state court for breach of contract and related claims arising out of unpaid compensation for advertising, wrongful use of intellectual property, and marketing services, our firm negotiated a confidential settlement.
December 22, 2016 – A bench trial ended in a federal court case involving Trade Secret Misappropriation, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Violations, Conversion, and other filed against our client, a former employee of the Plaintiff. A decision from the judge will be issued. Notably, we were successful during the litigation in significantly cutting the damages by over 80% from what Plaintiff had originally claimed at two court ordered settlement conferences.
December 2, 2016 – Attorney Jason Shinn will be presenting at the National Business Institute’s Lansing Conference. Mr. Shinn will be discussing best practices for investigating and handling electronic evidence issues (e.g., social media, text and email messages, etc.) involved in litigation.
December 1, 2016 – Our firm obtained a confidential settlement in a reverse race discrimination claim filed in Federal Court. Our client was happy with the settlement, which was reached after the Court had denied several motions by the Defendants to have the case dismissed.
November 2, 2016 – Judge George Jay Quist was assigned to the Business Court for the 17th Circuit (Kent County). This term expires January 29, 2017.
October 27, 2016 – In a federal lawsuit involving trade secret misappropriation, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act violations, and related claims the Court issued an opinion agreeing with several key evidentiary issues in our client’s favor. A copy of the opinion is available here.
October 26, 2016 – After several rounds of negotiations, we obtained a release of our client from his non-compete restrictions. We had presented several legal arguments to the former employer for why the non-compete agreement was not likely to be enforceable and demonstrated that we were prepared to file a declaratory judgment for the court to rule on our arguments. Rather than risk an adverse ruling, the former employer agreed to waive the restrictions.
August 17, 2016 – Our firm successfully represented a former employee sued for allegedly breaching a non-compete agreement with Kelly Services, Inc. The Court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice after a confidential settlement agreement was reached that amicably resolved the litigation.
About Shinn Legal
Shinn Legal, PLC is a Michigan-based law firm. The attorneys at Shinn Legal are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their current and evolving needs.
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Jason M. Shinn
Jason Shinn is a Michigan licensed attorney. Since 2001, Mr. Shinn’s legal experience includes representing privately held companies, publicly traded companies, as well as start-up companies in numerous industries, including manufacturing, Internet and e-commerce, finance, health, technology, and telecommunications.