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I signed a non-compete (non-compete was supposed to be in place for two years after I left employment) with a company 9 years ago. I was terminated from employment April 2012. Since then the company sold. The original company filed their notice of dissolution and also a notice of termination with the state. Am I correct to assume that my non-compete expired along with that? The "NEW" company has sent me a cease and desist letter as I have started my own company. I am wondering if those are just scare tactics though. What is your opinion?

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If the first company was sold, then there is no validity to the non compete without the new company having one signed.


Additionally, if the original company was still the employer, if they breached the contract, then the non compete would not be valid


It does not matter that it was suppose to last two years after the contract expired first because the contract did not expired it was breached and secondly because you never agreed to work with the new company and you did not sign a non compete with them


Therefore, I suggest this is a scare tactic.



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