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