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February 2018 Archives

Partnership disputes could threaten the health of a business

For business owners, the idea of taking a company to greater heights by adding a partner can be an exciting concept. However, while a similar business decision could assist with the growth of a company, it may also come with its own challenges. Individuals in Florida and elsewhere who enter into such an arrangement might find it beneficial to know the issues they may face in the future, and how to handle partnership disputes should they arise.

Noncompete disputes: IBM files lawsuit against former executive

The technology industry is an ever-expanding field where companies are constantly thinking up ways to keep up with or stay ahead of rivals. Due to the competitive nature of this field, individuals in Florida may seek to hold the best position available at all times, which could lead to changes in employment from time to time. While such a change might not be all that uncommon and mostly uneventful, if the move is in violation of one's employee contract, noncompete disputes may arise.

Woman accuses former employer of disability discrimination

No individual should have to endure being subjected to unjust treatment in the workplace due to a medical disability. Although there are laws in place that protect individuals in Florida and elsewhere against such treatment, these incidents unfortunately continue to occur. A woman in another state has recently filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing the company of disability discrimination.

Noncompete disputes: MillerCoors alleges violation of contract

Many companies in Florida and elsewhere work hard on coming up with strategies that could give them an edge on the competition. When an employee who is privy to these plans pursues a job with an employer in a rival field, a company may seek to protect its business interests through litigation. This has been the source of many noncompete disputes over time. MillerCoors has recently filed a lawsuit against a former employee, accusing the man of violating the terms of his contract.

Seeking restitution when a breach of contract occurs in Florida

When two or more entities seek to form a business arrangement with one another, they will generally implement a contract stating the terms of the agreement. Should one party feel as though another has violated the terms of a contract, it may choose to seek restitution through business litigation. Since matters of this nature can be exceedingly intricate, business owners in Florida may be uncertain how to proceed should a breach of contract occur.

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