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Recent Posts in Restrictive Covenants Category

WHERE'S THE PLUS?

Beauty Plus Stores sued its landlord, 404 6th Avenue Realty Corp., when the owner wouldn't allow a sublease to a cell phone business. Since Beauty's lease permitted the offering of "beauty supplies ...
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WAS HE "UNLAWFULLY EMPLOYED?"

In Smith v. Meridian Tech., Inc. , David Smith sued his former employer, Meridian Technologies (Meridian) when the company interfered with his contract with another employer. As part of his employment ...
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ROAD LESS TRAVELED?

In Mackie v. Martucci, Robert and Katherine Mackie appealed from a judgment of the Westchester County Supreme Court which found that their neighbor, Katherine Martucci, shared an " express ...
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HOW RESTRICTIVE CAN RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS BE?

Lakram Seebarran was hired by DS Courier Services to deliver packages on a per-item basis. His agreement with DS prohibited Lakram from contacting six of DS's customers until four months after the ...
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STRICTLY ENFORCING RESTRICTIVE CONVENANTS

A restrictive covenant is a private agreement, usually found in a deed or lease, which limits the use of property. Often this restriction addresses lot sizes, building lines, architectural styles, and ...
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"NON-COMPETES" MEAN BUSINESS

"Covenants not to compete" can cost you if they're breached. In Sarantopoulos v. E-Z Cash ATM, Inc. , Dorothy, Nick and George Sarantopoulos, sold their business to George Lendrihas. In ...
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DENTIST DRILLED FOR DISSIN' DEAL

In 1992, Doctors Steven P. Stern and Ali Zangeneh (Dr. Z) started a dental practice known as "Dental Health Associates." Their partnership agreement contained a restriction or "restrictive covenant" ...
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MANAGING $1.5 BILLION IS A "DEAD-END JOB?"

Many companies require their employees--particularly those who have access to "proprietary" or otherwise "sensitive" information--to sign "covenants not to compete," or CNCs. These written agreements ...
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CONDO MAY LIMIT LEASING AND SALES

Many purchasers prefer condominiums to cooperatives, because they believe condominiums afford owners greater flexibility to lease or sell their units. But that could not be farther from the truth. ...
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INVESTIGATE THIS!

Joseph K. White (an ex-cop) was employed by Michael G. Kessler & Associates (a forensic accounting and investigation firm) as an investigator. Mr. White's employment agreement contained a covenant not ...
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