Brach of Contarct

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10-7 breach of contract: Roger Bannister was the director of technical and product development for Bemis Co. He signed a covenant not to compete that prohibited him from working for a “conflicting organization” for eighteen months following his termination, but required Bemis to pay his salary if he was unable to fi nd a job “consistent with his abilities and education.” Bemis terminated Bannister. Mondi Packaging, a Bemis competitor, told him that it would like to offer him a job but could not do so because of the noncompete agreement. Bemis released Bannister from the agreement with respect to “all other companies than Mondi” and refused to pay his salary. released Bannister from the agreement with respect to “all other companies than Mondi” and refused to pay his salary Inc., another Bemis competitor. He fi led a suit in a federal district court against his former employer. Do these facts show a material breach of contract? If so, what is the appropriate remedy? Explain. [Bannister v. Bemis Co. , 556 F.3d 882 (8th Cir.2009)] Case brief: Bemis Co, breached the covenant not to compete, the breach was material. Bannister could not accept employment with a Bemis competitor, but Bemis was to pay Bannister his salary. There was no term for a partial release. Bemis “released” Bannister to seek employment with one exception—Mondi Packaging. Mondi declined to offer Bannister a job solely because of the covenant not to compete. In other words, Bemis asserted its rights under the non-compete provision as it related to Mondi and was thus obligated to pay Bannister his salary. She refused to pay him the 18 moth’s theses situation was a material breach of the agreement. They should pay him the 18 months to settle the case. The court concluded that Bemis breached its agreement with Bannister, issued a judgment in his favor, and awarded $81,051.36, which was the amount of his
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