1. Do Sophia and Hal have valid grounds for asking Jack to sign a non-compete agreement?
2. Assume Jack signs the non-compete agreement. Two years later, he opens a restaurant five miles away. If Hal then sues for breach of the non-compete, what arguments might Jack raise?
3. Are Hal and Sophia’s demands reasonable? Do you think the recipes constitute trade secrets?
4. What compromise might be met that would be legal, ethical, and fair? Can you think of a business solution that would help Jack, Hal, and Sophia resolve their differences?