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Tag Archives: Covenants

Problems with NC’s ‘Blue pencil rule’ (access required)

The North Carolina appellate courts’ prohibition on the partial enforceability of covenants not to compete is an impediment to lawyers attempting to protect their employer clients’ legitimate proprietary business interests and a loophole for lawyers defending employees violating such provisions. ...

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Lesson learned: Make covenants clear (access required)

A restrictive covenant prohibiting the use of lots for business or commercial purposes is ambiguous when applied to owners entering into short-term vacation rentals of their property, a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals ruled on September 4 in Russell v. Donaldson.

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