Powderham v. Synergy Worldwide, Inc., Case No. 2:08-cv-548 CW (2010)

Does the contract allow the company to discharge the contractee without reason?

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Powderham, a British citizen, signed a 3-year contract to develop a European market for Synergy. The contract allowed Synergy to terminate Powderham "at any time by giving thirty (30) days' written notice if Company is dissatisfied..." Powderham established markets in Germany and Austria, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Synergy terminated Powderham after a year and a half, citing lower than expected sales, poor working relationships and failure to perform the services in the manner expected. Powderham sued, alleging that the poor sales were Synergy's fault and that the reasons given for his termination were pretextual.

Full case and case summary also available online at: http://www.mlmlegal.com/legal-cases/Powderham_v_SynergyWorldwideInc.php

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Reference Info:Federal, 10th Circuit, Utah | United States

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