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Leibel v. Raynor Manufacturing Co
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Appellee entered into a verbal agreement to give Appellant an exclusive dealer-distributorship for Appellee’s garage doors. Appellee was to provide garage doors, operators, and parts to Appellant at the factory distributor price. Appellant agreed to sell, install and service only Appellee’s products. The agreement covered an area extending to a fifty mile radius from Lexington, Kentucky. Appellant borrowed a substantial amount of money to begin the business. After two years, sales of Appellee’s products appeared to be decreasing. Appellee notified the defendant that the relationship was terminated. In addition, Appellant learned there was a new dealer-distributor in the area and that any future purchases Appellee’s products would have to be made through the new dealer-distributor.
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