Franchise non-compete

I own a franchise in minnesota - The franchise headquarters is in Ohio. We have a non-compete and arbitration agreement that would be handled in Ohio. The issue is that we have under paid our royalties and have been given 90 days to pay the amount in full. I dont think we will be able to - my fear is they will terminate our franchise and hold us to our non-compete agreement. Our business is based as a home care agency. If this goes to termination we would liek to start our business. We currently are contracted by our local counties to provide care services for low-income individuals and those with disabilities. Do we have a chance of beating the non-compete based on the best interst of the public we serve? That by us not providing these cvontracted services their wellfare could be jeopardized? Would we look for a lawyer in Ohio if it gets to that point? Our noncompete states 1 year within the existing territory we own, which covers about 200 square miles.

1 answer  |  asked Mar 31, 2005 12:19 AM [EST]  |  applies to Minnesota

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Bill Egan
Non-Compete Issue

I cannot provide you with any answers without reviewing the franchise agreement and non-compete. I am not aware of a public policy exception to non-compete agreements.

posted by Bill Egan  |  Mar 31, 2005 07:35 AM [EST]

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