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Is this valid contract ?

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I (company x) entered into agreement (in a email) with one of recruiter who owns "company y" ,Since recuriter was working with a client called "client c" company x tried to market at client c location as an understanding , following email was sent to company 'Y' from 'company x' in email only.


1) Transfer "client c" acct to "Company Y" after David discontinues his current job.
2) For 3 yrs starting from Jan XX , 200X until Feb XX, 2009 , "company X" agrees not to
place directly with "client c" after acct is transferred.
3) For the period of 1 year "Company X" gets 20% share.
If any "company x" contractor is placed thru "Company Y" , "company x" agrees not to place at "client c" location for period one year once the contract is over.


Due to complex situations, company x deciedes it can no longer work with company y and deciedes to work with client c on its own there by passing company y.


1) Is the above agreement in a email legally bound ?
2) company 'y' claims that above agreement is legally valid ? is it true ?
3) If the above agreement is legally valid then , can company x terminate the agreement
with company y since there were no conditions laid out for breaking the agreement from
either side in the above email.
4) Company 'y' has not responded to email , does it mean it has been agreed upon ?
5) Is there a difference between agreement signed on a agreement paper or email.
6) Company x has not moved client c account to company y as stated in step 1, so does
points 2 and 3 in the agreement hold good ?
7) What are the chances company 'y' will be successful in holding company x responsible
for breaching the contract.

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