We recently received a 90 day Contract Termination Notice from our overseas business partners. We had provided services for them on a reciprocal basis for the past 15 years. This contract stood for our main source of income as we were exclusive partners. The notice is very brief and gives no explanation whatsoever as to reason or how the pending/remaining business is to be handled. The CEO of the company claims to be unavailable for any inquiries and other employees/company officers refuse to give us any answers whether it be by phone or e-mail.
The contract itself mentions an 18 month non-compete clause.
The person who should review it for you would be one of several people.
First, you need to review your contract, or the fine terms of your purchase order, to see what law controls the contract. If that law is New Mexico, you should go to a New Mexican attorney for review. Cost will depend upon the length of the agreement and the complexity of the facts. If not New Mexico, then you will need to consult at least an attorney familiar with the law of the controlling jurisdiction, including a foreign law attorney. You may wish to do that no matter what to see which jurisdiction gives you the most favorable result.
Second, you should review all communications between you and the company to see if there were any contractual modifications.
Third, you may wish to examine the industry to see if you a competitor is offering something you are not. It is possible the industry has changed or somebody has offered something better. If you can't reach the CEO, you might wish to speak anybody in the organization that might shed light upon the situation. Good luck, and I am sorry to learn of your situation.
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