A recent Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision provides guidance regarding New York law concerning permissible and impermissible competitive conduct by the seller of a business, including its “good will,” who — without giving a non-compete covenant — thereafter goes into competition with the purchaser. The Second Circuit was aided by New York’s highest court which answered certified questions concerning

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