When a joint venture disintegrated and the partners went their separate ways, one of the partners started contacting the other’s clients, threatening to sue them if they did business with the other partner. That other partner hired us. We convinced the court to issue a temporary restraining order against the bullying former partner, and then we persuaded a court to declare the noncompete and nonsolicitation provisions of the joint-venture agreement to be illegal and void. We obtained a final judgment in a matter of weeks that allowed our client to continue its operations free from threats from its former partner.