Q: What should I do if the other party to my New York agreement continues to violate the non-compete provision?
Sometimes, when one party to a contract breaches an agreement, mere notice that a breach is taking place is enough to get that party to stop acting in breach of the contract. Unfortunately, this may not always be the case. Perhaps you sent a letter notifying the other party that they are in breach of the agreement and ordering them to stop the offending action immediately. If the other party to your contract continues to violate the New York non-compete agreement despite receiving such notice, consider taking the following actions:
- Contact an experienced New York non-compete agreement lawyer immediately. The laws surrounding non-competes are complex. Attempting to navigate the process of defending your rights could result in significant financial harm as the other party continues to act out.
- Consider filing a claim relating to the breach of a non-compete agreement in New York. Pay close attention to filing deadlines and statute-of-limitation issues so that you do not unintentionally give up any of your legal rights.
- Consider asking the judge who is overseeing your case for an injunction. An injunction is an order from the court to stop or prevent a specific behavior. The injunction may therefore prevent further harm caused by the other party’s continued breach of your non-compete agreement. Please note, however, that to grant this request, the judge must find that you have not engaged in any wrongdoing relating to the contract.
When the other party to your contract breaches the agreement, the result can be devastating. To learn more about what you can do when a breach occurs, contact an experienced New York non-compete agreement attorney. Call our office today at (888) 497-3410 for a free consultation.