Are Non-Competition Agreements in Idaho Enforceable?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] In Idaho, a non-competition agreement is an agreement between an employer and an employee that prohibits the employee, after the employment relationship ends, from engaging in employment or a line of business that directly competes with the employer. Non-competition agreements generally prohibit employees from selling or offering to sell Read More

Are Text Messages and Emails Considered a Written Agreement or Signed Agreement under the Statute of Frauds in Utah?

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By Victoria T. Linde 801-365-1020 [email protected] Utah Statute of Frauds Under the Utah Statute of Frauds there are certain types of contracts that cannot be enforced unless they are written and signed. The types of contracts that are governed by the statute of frauds, and must be in writing and “subscribed to by the party by Read More

What are My Rights if My Contract is Wrongfully Terminated?

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By Chase B. Ames [email protected] 801-365-1022 People commonly associate “wrongful termination” with employment contracts. However, any contract is susceptible to wrongful termination. Depending on the type of contract and the facts of your circumstances, your remedy may vary. A wrongful termination of a contract is a termination of the contract without lawful justification. For example, Read More

Force Majeure Clauses and COVID-19

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By Tyler S. Foutz Many contracts include what is commonly known as a “Force Majeure” clause. “Force Majeure” translates literally as “superior strength.” Force majeure clauses may also be known as “Act of God” clauses. A force majeure clause is intended to reduce or alter contractual obligations should a major event occur which renders the Read More

He Breached the Contract—What Are My Rights Under Utah Law?

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By Joseph G. Ballstaedt 801-365-1021 [email protected] Contracts are the underlying fabric of Utah’s economy. A contract is a legally enforceable agreement between two or more parties (i.e. persons, companies, legal entities, etc.). By entering a contract, a party agrees to make a payment or perform some other obligation in exchange for some type of benefit—whether Read More