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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…

Blue Pencil, Contracts, Restrictive Covenants, Non-Compete

A non-solicitation agreement generally means that an employee cannot, after the term of his/her employment, induce his/her former employer’s co-workers to leave, or solicit the former employer’s customers/clients.   A non-compete agreement usually means that the ex-employee cannot go work for a competitor, directly or indirectly. A confidentiality agreement refers to an obligation of the…

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