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Fraud Carve-Out in APA’s Exclusive Remedy Provision Saves Buyer’s Employee Non-Solicitation Claim

Introduction Most acquisition agreements provide that the agreement’s indemnification provisions are the exclusive remedy for a contractual breach. However, it is also common to exclude fraud claims from this excusive remedy provision. The deal This deal involved the acquisition of

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Business Buyer Brings Employee Raiding Suit Against Key Seller Employee

Introduction The value of a service business may be its employees. A major risk in an acquisition may be a mass exodus of key seller employees after the closing. The deal Here, the seller was an investment research firm. The

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Court concludes that seller of business did not breach implied obligation to not solicit former customers

Seller develops, markets, and sells a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications. Seller’s Owner owns Seller and is Seller’s CEO, president and secretary. Buyer entered into the asset purchase agreement with Seller. Pursuant to the asset purchase agreement, Buyer paid approximately

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Buyer of stock of title and escrow company can enforce noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions in target’s employment agreements

Target was a title and escrow company located in West Jordan, Utah (greater Salt Lake City area). Target’s Manager and Target’s COO/general counsel signed employment agreements with Target. Target’s Manager’s employment agreement, executed in August 2003, stated that she would

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