Rumors are floating around the cigar world that Oliva Cigar is suing Sam Leccia, the long time face of Nub and Cain brand of cigars for breach of a five year non-compete agreement. Leccia formed Sam Leccia Cigar Co. soon after his departure from Oliva in late 2010.
This is actually no surprise to us at Good Fellas Cigars. In an earlier post we commented that “His quick turnaround has surprised the cigar world as his non-compete must have been very short”.
As we do not approve of braking contracts if that is what has indeed happened; we hope that Sam Leccia Cigar Co.’s debut cigar appropriately named the Debut is not delayed. Sam Leccia does commendable work and playing the waiting game would not be fun. Hopefully this does not create any problems for eager fans who placed pre-orders. Though in all likelihood Oliva may force the issue if they think they have a case against Sam and legally pause any release of the Debut.
UPDATE: Oliva Cigar Co. has filed an injunction against Sam Leccia for a breach of contract. 6/21/11