Catalinbread lawsuit documents

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  1. Vhailor

    Vhailor Supporting Member

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    Would the judge refuse to countenance an employment restriction if the contending parties all agreed to it as part of an overarching settlement, though? (I'd expect not but I don't really know and so if you have some idea, I'd be interested to find out.)
     
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    Have you read the terms of the settlement then? Does it include restrictions on business activities for the defendants going forward as you seem to be suggesting?
     
  3. Hawkmoon269

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    I haven’t read nothing. I’m basing this on conjecture, hearsay, 10 minutes of research on TGP while I was on the toilet, and the inflated sense of self importance I feel when I post on this forum.
     
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    For what it's worth, under Oregon law a non-compete clause (related to employment) has a maximum legal term of 18 months: https://www.oregon.gov/boli/TA/Pages/FactSheetsFAQs/Noncompetition.aspx

    *Edited to add proviso about employment related non-compete clauses, as opposed to business seller non-compete clauses.
     
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    I’m really really surprised this thread exists. All this commentary & speculation.
     
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    Yeah, musicians never do that. :cool::YinYang
     
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    Ah, a subject matter expert, welcome to the thinktank.
     
  11. tawtaw

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    It will be interesting to hear more. It might have been the language used, but I didn't find the charges or the evidence to be particularly believable.
     
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  13. slapback delay

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    Guys let's keep quiet so this things still going to be up. I want to know how this turns out lol
     
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  15. handyman

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    The parties obviously came to a settlement, but we'll obviously never know what the terms are. Its obviously fun to speculate.

    If the lawyers on both sides are at least semi-competent there would be a non-disparagement clause in place for everyone. I don't think dragging everyone involved through the mud helped anyone.
     
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    This does not mean the parties settled, at least judicially. It just means that the plaintiff has requested a dismissal of the case, instead of the court dismissing the case. It has to be signed by all parties because motions in the case have already been answered....essentially, because the case has gotten far enough along, both parties had to sign the dismissal. It would prevent any counter claims by the defendant unless those claims can stand on their own merit.

    They may have come to some agreement, but it is also likely that the plaintiffs weren't getting anywhere with their case, it was costing them too much, or whatever possible excuse. Given that some previous activity in the case included the court granting protective orders to defendants, which would require some evidence that the plaintiff was harassing defendant(s), I seriously doubt the parties came to an agreement. The recent Pacer filings would help paint a clearer picture, but I'm too cheap to pay for them.
     
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    Settlement or not, both parties effectively lost. Howard got knocked out of the pedal game for two years and likely incurred tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Catalinbread suffered a big hit to their reputation, lost their core creative team and wasted time in court while their organization floundered internally. All for nothing.
     
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    I have been in a horrible mood the last week. That just changed. :)

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    Here are links to documents -

    Order on Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (it was granted in part, which may have led to the dismissal of the rest of the case): https://ufile.io/4n6dsecm

    Protective Order (regarding disclosure of discovery): https://ufile.io/i4zba7xq

    Voluntary Dismissal (no real content, this is a procedural document): https://ufile.io/6et4zqn0

    **PLEASE NOTE: These files will only be hosted by the file storage provider for 30 days - until November 11, 2019.
     
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    FROM THE HARD DRIVES HE MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE TRIED TO WIPE BUT WE WILL NEVER KNOW
     

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