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Exclusive Dealings Contracts, Anti-trade, Monopolies

The law in Missouri regarding employer-employee restrictive covenants (ie., non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements) is well developed. Those agreements are generally enforceable if they protect an employer’s legitimate interests against unfair competition. The law in Missouri regarding “exclusive dealings” agreements between businesses, however, is not as clearly defined.  An “exclusive dealings” agreement is…

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