Contracts Keyed to Calamari
Central Adjustment Bureau, Inc. v. Ingram
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Ingram (D) worked at Central Adjustment Bureau (P), a corporation. D was working for P for one week when P indicated that D must sign a non-compete clause. Initially D objected, but when threatened with termination, he signed. D left P to form Ingram & Associates. Ingram & Associates competed directly with P. P brought suit against D seeking compensatory and injunctive relief for breach of the non-compete covenant. The Chancellor awarded P $80,000 and injunctive relief. The Court of Appeals reversed the Chancellor, holding that the covenants were unenforceable for lack of consideration. P appealed.
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