1. a. Why was Rose’s work for Right Away Foods considered a violation of the partnership agreement?
b. Why did Rose’s “after-hours” argument fail?
2. Could Rose operate a gas station without violating the partnership agreement?
Veal Sr., Beale Jr., Gibson, Parker, and Rose were partners in an accounting firm. The partnership agreement permitted partners to pursue other business interests so long as doing so did not conflict with the partnership practice. Rose performed accounting work for Right Away Foods and Payne, receiving the compensation personally. Rose’s partners claimed that he owed them a share in that he had competed with the firm in violation of the partnership agreement. The jury held for Rose. The partners appealed.