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Seller loses $12.7 million jury verdict on appeal for damages for potential buyer’s claimed breach of confidentiality provision in letter of intent

In 2010, Seller was an integrated design and manufacturing company specializing in the development, production, installation, repair, and servicing of heavy equipment for use by offshore energy companies in the Gulf Coast region. Seller was founded in 2002 and employed

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Seller of scrap metal business waived Buyer’s breach of a nondisclosure provision

Buyer, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and Seller, headquartered in Covington, La., are scrap metal recycling companies with substantial operations in Nashville, Tennessee. On December 9, 2015, they entered into a Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) as part of discussions regarding

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Court finds that seller of business may have violated an LOI exclusivity provision

This is story about how a company negotiating the sale of its business (the “seller”) ended up in court with the company interested in buying the business (the “buyer), over a provision in a letter of intent. In the words

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