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Noncompete Agreement Requires New Consideration in Pa. to Be Enforceable.

It has long been the law in Pennsylvania that noncompete agreements, as restraints of trade, must be supported by consideration. The case law supporting this principle and setting forth exceptions has been fully presented in tis opinion. This case, however, adds a new twist. The Uniform Written Obligations Act provides that consideration is not necessary if a written contract contains the words “intending to be legally bound” or their substance.

Adams on Contract Drafting

Ken Adams is the author of “A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting” . He has given his standard seminar “Drafting Clearer Contracts” at many locations in the US and Canada and has given public seminars at many locations around the world.

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 45 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.

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