blue pencil rule

Definition of "blue pencil rule"
  1. A legal principle in contract law allowing a court to remove elements of a non-competition agreement to ensure its fairness
How to use "blue pencil rule" in a sentence
  1. In the negotiation of the contract, they had to consider the blue pencil rule to ensure the non-compete clause was fair.
  2. He broke the agreement, so the court applied the blue pencil rule to make sure the non-competition conditions were equitable.
  3. The blue pencil rule was invoked in the mediation process to balance the non-competition stipulations of the agreement.

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