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Company sued for breach of contract over software

It may be noted that a strong legal tradition helps people and companies stay out of each other's way. But the law does more than protect people from each other. It creates the ways that people and companies can cooperate with each other to get bigger and better things done.

Contracts are a vital part of real estate transactions, corporate partnerships and other arrangements that may have increased risk for the people and parties involved. They can protect interests like intellectual property or liability exposure.

A federal court in Miami recently ruled that an electronic medical records company was liable for breaching a contract with a fellow firm in the same field. The defendant was accused of opening access to the plaintiff's proprietary system to a group of developers who then created a competing product.

The act constituted a breach of contract in the eyes of the jury, who believed the defendant could not have created the new product with this unfair advantage. The plaintiff offered testimony, logs and communications to support this conclusion.

"With the overwhelming evidence in this case, we simply had no choice but to protect our technologies on behalf of our employees, our clients, and the patients that they serve every day," said the plaintiff firm's chief executive officer.

People and businesses who believe another party breached a contract may have recourse in a Florida civil court. An attorney can examine a case and determine if a case can be made for damages based on a party's liability after agreeing to a contract and breaching some or all of its terms.

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