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Project delays and claims of fraud lead to contract disputes

When a company in Florida or elsewhere hires another party to develop and install software upgrades, it typically expects the project to be completed by the agreed-upon date. Any delays in project completion could prove costly for all parties involved and incidents of this nature continue to be one of the leading causes of contract disputes. American Crystal Sugar Co. has reportedly filed a lawsuit against a software company accusing it of failing to uphold the terms of a business agreement and fraud.

Business litigation can result if a partner steals funds

Starting and maintaining a business takes a lot of hard work. In many cases, business owners find it easier to work with a team to ensure that the necessary business obligations are met. You may have felt the same way, and as a result, you chose to create a partnership to help distribute the workload.

Walmart files breach of contract claim against Tesla

When companies in Florida or elsewhere order products from another entity, they typically expect the items to work as intended. Not only can a defective product prove costly and/or time-consuming to replace, in some cases, a faulty item could also create a potential safety hazard. Walmart has recently filed a lawsuit that accuses Tesla of breach of contract after claiming that solar panels caused several of its stores to catch on fire.

Trucking company faces breach of contract claim

The sudden termination of a business arrangement could have a significant impact on the future of each party involved. In some cases, there could also be provisions within the terms of the previous arrangement that might prevent a company in Florida from seeking a similar arrangement with another party. PKE Western Truck Leasing has recently filed a lawsuit against Rich Transport, LLC, accusing the company of breach of contract.

Olaplex and L'Oreal engage in trade secret disputes

When a company in Florida and elsewhere develops a game-changing product or operational procedure, it may wish to take every measure necessary to protect its intellectual property. Should the company learn that another party has gained access to and is using sensitive information without consent, trade secret disputes may ensue. Startup company Olaplex LLC has recently filed a lawsuit that accuses L'Oreal of theft of trade secrets.

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