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I purchased a restaurant 4 yrs ago and have been hearing…

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I purchased a restaurant 4...
I purchased a restaurant 4 yrs ago and have been hearing for all this time that was of the owners out of three, who did not want to sell, had been telling everyone that came in that they were just shutting the restaurant down. I had never considered a lawsuit, but just last weekend I had 2 separate groups tell me the same story. A loyal guest can be worth thousands of dollars a year. I shutter to think what the total damage has cost me. I know that slander has a short statute of limitation, but there must be some type of breech of contract.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Business Law
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the restaurant is in Illinois
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Business Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 2 years ago
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To prove breach of contract, you need to relate this to the contract...what you are describing I do not see that.

I want to make sure I understand...one of the old owners is saying what exactly to folks about you?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
He was telling everyone that the restaurant was closing, while we were buying the business from him.
Business Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Thank you
When was the last time he said this? PRior to the sale? Or after the sale?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
prior to and after.
Business Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Thanks

When was the most recent occurrence?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Considering a portion of the sale is considered good will, he set out to damage the business.
Business Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 2 years ago

When was the most recent statement? Do you know?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I just had 2 groups of people tell me that they hadn't been back because they were told this.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Last weekend
Business Lawyer: P. Simmons, Attorney replied 2 years ago

Thanks

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