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Posts tagged "Breach Of Contract"

Negotiating a better noncompete agreement

It's estimated that 20 percent of American employees -- from all different kinds of industries -- are subject to noncompete clauses. In theory, noncompete agreements are designed to protect high-level secrets, client lists and intellectual property from being misused by ex-employees who want to go into business for themselves.

Examples of breach of contract cases

Entering into a contract with another individual, a business, a vendor or an employer can be risky if you don't know what you are agreeing to when you sign on the dotted line. Make sure you read the entire contract from start to finish and ask questions. Have it reviewed by an attorney to protect yourself. Here are some examples of breach of contract cases.

Why do doctors get sued for post-termination contract violations?

There are many things that can happen if you breach your employment contract as a doctor. One likely result is that you'll be terminated from your job. You may also be asked to pay damages for violating its terms.

Clearwater couple sued over alleged breach of contract

When two parties enter into a binding and lawful contract and one party fails to uphold their end of the bargain, the other party may have the ability to pursue a legal claim for damages. In cases where the contact involved a loan or regular payments to be made by one party, if the other party fails to make those payments, then the amount to pursue in such a lawsuit is relatively straightforward.

Does a noncompete agreement hold up after an acquisition?

You sign a noncompete agreement when joining a company, knowing that it limits the scope of your work outside of that company but also thinking that you are probably never going to leave anyway. This is a dream job.

Should you trust a handshake deal?

A handshake deal often feels like a good idea when it is proposed. You know the other person. You both want to work together. It seems like a great partnership. If anything, you worry about coming off as insulting if you demand that the two of you sit down and write out a contract.

Property owner in Florida files breach of contract claim

Florida homeowners buy insurance coverage for their home because -- in addition to providing a roof over their heads -- it usually represents the single most valuable possession they have. Homeowners insurance policies exist to protect real estate investments and prevent homeowners from losing their homes in the event of an unexpected calamity.

Florida teacher says school district breached his contract

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that a teacher in Lee County, Florida, can proceed with his breach of contract claim against the school district, superintendent, principal and chief of the human resources department.

What can I do if my business partner and I don't agree anymore?

When we're talking about any type of relationship, for most, it's going to be at its best during the honeymoon period. Once that passes, realities set in. Partners who have conflicting approaches to operating their business often end up in court.

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