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Safeguarding Purchased Customer Information through Nondisclosure Agreements in M&A Deals

Learn how including a covenant in your acquisition agreement can prevent sellers from disclosing or utilizing customer data, even if it’s not classified as a trade secret. Explore a real case involving a seafood wholesaler and importer. March 31, 2020

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Business Buyer Sues Former Employee Over Use of Seller Business Cards

Explore a legal case where a buyer filed a lawsuit against a former employee who left with business cards belonging to the seller’s clients after an M&A deal. Learn about the legal implications and challenges in protecting trade secrets in

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When Medical Practice Deals Go South: Protecting Patient Lists

Learn about the legal challenges and importance of safeguarding patient lists in medical practice acquisitions. October 12, 2019 M&A Stories In the world of medical practice acquisitions, patient lists are golden. But what happens when a doctor tries to take

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Allegations were enough, if true to establish that business sellers breached their noncompetition, nonsolicitation and confidentiality covenants

Buyer is a full-service specialty contract manufacturer of automotive, household, insecticide, and pesticide aerosols, based in St. Clair, Missouri, about 50 miles southwest of St Louis. Target is a specialty chemical contract packager, which manufactures aerosols, liquids, and bag-on-valve products,

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Non-compete given by business seller’s owner to business buyer in employment agreement held by court to be unenforceable

Seller’s owner is a computer programmer who operated Seller, a Portland, Maine based business that provided data and consulting services for the tire and automotive industry. In November 2010, Buyer contacted Seller’s owner about purchasing Seller. Buyer is based in

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