Neways v. Moyer , 543 F.Supp.2d 1277 (2008)

Will Neways suffer irreparable harm from SIsal's continued recruitment of current Neways distributors?


Moyer was the founder and former owner of Neways. As part of a divorce decree, he sold his stake in the company to new owners, and immediately started a new MLM company, Sisal, that distributed similar products primarily in the Japan. After Neways was sold, several Japanese distributors became Sisal distributors. As part of their distributor agreement with Neways, the Japanese distributors were prohibited from soliciting other Neways distributors, other than family members or those personally recruited, to join competing MLM companies for one year after their separation from Neways. Neways sued Moyer and Sisal seeking an injunction preventing the company from continuing to solicit Neways distributors to join Sisal, in violation of the distribution agreement.

Full case and case summary also available online at:

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, MLM / Direct Sales Updates, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing Updates

Reference Info: | United States

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Babener & Associates | Attorney Advertising

Don't miss a thing! Build a custom news brief:

Read fresh new writing on compliance, cybersecurity, Dodd-Frank, whistleblowers, social media, hiring & firing, patent reform, the NLRB, Obamacare, the SEC…

…or whatever matters the most to you. Follow authors, firms, and topics on JD Supra.

Create your news brief now - it's free and easy »


Welcome to MLM Legal - a valuable resource to the Multi-Level Marketing and Direct Sales Industry. ... View Profile »

Follow Babener & Associates:

Reporters on Deadline