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1980

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Contracts, Luther P. Cochrane, Curtis W. Martin Dec 1980

Contracts, Luther P. Cochrane, Curtis W. Martin

Mercer Law Review

This year's contract decisions offer a review of some legal issues of first impression, along with a refinement and restatement of positions taken previously by the State's appellate courts. Among other decisions, the court of appeals has ruled that an employee may recover benefits described in an employer's brochure in spite of a master employment plan that stated benefits in a more limited fashion. The supreme court has refined the law governing covenants restricting competition, distinguishing between such covenants in employment contracts and sale-of-business contracts. This article discusses that distinction and its implications. Our appellate courts also continued their strict …