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You hire a company to build your dream home. The plans look great, and they show you a few other homes they’ve already done so that you can see what you should expect. It all seems very good at the beginning. At the same time, though, you’re wary. This is a massive investment. It’s a […]

In medieval times, the economy relied on apprenticeships to graduate craftsmen into the workforce. A master would agree to train an apprentice in exchange for low-wage labor for a few years to help the apprentice learn the trade. At the end of the period, the apprentice graduated and was considered a journeyman. To maintain control […]

You sign a contract with a non-compete agreement. At the time, you’re just happy to have a job. Ten years later, though, you decide to leave that job and go into business by yourself. It’s time to take another look at that non-compete agreement. Your employer does not want you to become the competition, and […]

There are two primary types of breaches of contracts: minor and material ones. Parties that enter into contractual agreements with one another may be required to meet certain obligations or be subject to certain penalties depending on the type of breach that they’re alleged to have had a hand in. A material breach is the […]

On July 1, a new Florida statute went into effect that aims to change how physicians’ non-compete agreements have historically been enforced. Florida Statutes Chapter 542 has now been updated to disallow health care organizations from suing doctors practicing in certain fields or rural areas for violating their non-compete agreements. Up until the signing of […]

A former Florida real estate broker has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for his involvement in defrauding an investor of more than $500,000. The 38-year-old man, who worked in real estate in Cape Coral, also must pay restitution of $562,407. He was found guilty in June of wire fraud, money laundering […]

Breach of contract is a serious legal matter because contracts are meant to be followed. When one party doesn’t follow it, the other party can suffer damages. The goal of the legal action after the breach is to help the party recover what they lost because of the issue. One of the first things to […]

Contracts are meant to provide protections for both parties that sign them. Each has conditions that they must meet. When either side doesn’t uphold their end of the contract, a breach of contract has occurred. In some cases, this might lead to a lawsuit. One important thing to consider in these cases is that not […]

When you signed the contract, you had high hopes for the business partnership moving forward, knowing that it could benefit both of you. When the other party breached the contract, you saw all of those dreams fall apart in a hurry. Now you’re wondering what you can do to make things right. The first thing […]

Contracts are legal agreements made between parties. When one party doesn’t uphold their responsibilities in the contract, there is a chance that the other will take legal action for breach of contract. Not all of these cases end up in a trial court. Instead, many breaches of contract matters are handled through alternative dispute resolution […]

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