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A former executive with Coke Florida has been sued for a breach of contract by his one-time employer. The executive had originally filed his own lawsuit in Hillsboro County on March 2, claiming that Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC owed him $43 million. This amount is apparently a fraction of the $1.2 billion in revenue that […]

Many companies or individuals rely on contracts to hold others they decide to do business with accountable for doing what they say they’re going to do. They’re written where anyone who fails to follow through with what they say that they’re going to do, also known as breaching a contract, can be held financially liable […]

Employers having their new employees sign noncompetition agreements (NCA) has become increasingly popular over the past few decades. Two of the most common reasons that an employer may have one of their workers sign an NCA are either out of goodwill or to protect trade secrets. These types of agreements are generally structured to go […]

Construction is big business in Florida, and contractors and developers are always hard at work fulfilling their customers’ needs. Large projects often require multiple companies and services to complete, while renovations and single homes are often handled by a single contractor. In all projects, contracts help bind the arrangements together in a legal setting. When […]

Many industries in Florida, from construction to communication, require a lot of different people and parts working together. Big projects can make responsibility for different segments difficult to track and agree upon, so companies and contractors often rely on preset agreements to dictate how they work together. Contracts make it easier to establish who is […]

A contract is legally binding and must be complied with as noted in the document. There are times when people might not follow these contracts as they are written. At this junction, the other party will have to decide if he or she wishes to pursue legal action for the breach of contract. We can […]

When it comes to breach of contract disputes that arise between health systems and doctors, many unnecessary courtroom battles have been fought over a sheer misunderstanding of the contract terms. One common misinterpretation happens when physicians attempt to make sense of the distance within which medicine may be practiced after leaving their prior job behind. […]

When natural disasters occur, as unfortunate as it is, some entrepreneurs have one thing on their mind: how to make money off of them — and Florida has its share of disasters. Hurricanes or stormy weather is common at certain times of the year when you live in a coastal-peninsula state. Even without a direct […]

In this startup society we live in, it’s commonplace for a job offer to come with strings attached. Now more than ever, employers are having their workers sign either a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) or noncompete clause (NCC) or both as a way of protecting their interests. In the excitement of being extended a job offer, […]

No one is an island, and it takes teamwork and cooperation to get the greatest projects done. With the continuing construction boom in Florida involving skyscrapers in Miami and thousands of new housing units across the northern part of the state, good understanding between owners, contractors and workers has never been more important. Contracts bind […]

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