Sale of Business Agreement’s Non-Compete Not Upheld by Virginia Supreme Court

In Parr v. Alderwoods Group, Inc., 268 Va. 461 (2004), a family sold its funeral home business to a holding company. The holding company signed a lease for the funeral home property, and the family signed a non-compete that prohibited them from opening a competing funeral home after the sale of the business. After the sale closed, the holding company began making regular lease payments. Several years into the lease, the

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