There are 2 parties involved in a legal ...

Asked by Michael on 05-12-2022 16:31:47
Question posted in the General Law category relating to Gauteng

There are 2 parties involved in a legal contractual dispute. Party A purchased a business from Party B which involved restraint of trade, however they broke part of the sale agreement therefore making the contract void as I understand, in the meantime continues to operate part of the business until Party A fulfils their obligation as per the sale agreement. I am not involved in the above in any way other than I am related to Party B. I have recently been contacted by Party A who threaten to contact my employers with all the details of the dispute (from their side etc) unless I speak to Party B to get them to desist. This has put me under a large amount of stress as I am still new in my position and do not want anything to affect the relationship with the executive team (who Pary A says they will contact). I do not want any involvement in this and feel like this is blackmail/extortion/harrassment 1. Is there anything I can do to legally stop party A from acting on their threat?2. If they do act on the above is there legal action I can take for defamation/harrasment/use of data/blackmail anything at all?3. Should I get involved in the legal dispute in some way?

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 05-12-2022 20:13:22

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Sorry. Load shedding delayed a quicker reply. 

Why is Party A able to threaten you like they are trying? What party did you play in the whole situation, and why are you worried that Party A is going to contact your employer?

If you're not involved in the contract, or the dispute, why worry?

In the interim, what outcome do you envision at this point based on what you've said above?

Att. Patrick

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