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Contract terms to control building costs and add accountability

Carefully designed contracts for construction projects in California could prevent or limit disputes among owners, developers and contractors. Clear terms that require documentation of all costs and set procedures for changes have the potential to protect a building project from cost overruns or expensive delays.

Clear contracting can help avoid construction disputes

When people and businesses in California enter into a contract for a construction project, it is critical that the text be complete and accurate. By ensuring that contracts, insurance policies and other key documents spell out necessary details, investors and contractors can help to avoid costly, lengthy disputes and claims. In order to get a project started on the right foot, it is important that all parties read and understand the contract and related documents. All of the provisions, from the scope of the project to the expected timetable, should be accurate, consistent and comprehensive.

California movie producer sued over producer's credit

California is at the center of the American entertainment industry, and disputes involving studios, executives and performers are not uncommon. One such dispute involves the Beverly Hills-based production company Good Universe and Japanese producer Taka Ichise. Ischise produced the highly successful "Ju-on" series of horror films in Japan and also received a producer's credit when Ghost House Pictures released "The Grudge" in 2004, which was based on the "Ju-on" series.

YouTube producer sues Redmond gun store for breach of contract

A YouTube video creator based in Texas is suing the owner of a local gun shop in Redmond, California, for $7.6 million. The suit alleges that the shop violated the terms of a contract and purposefully hurt the reputation of the creator's YouTube Channel. The contract between the two parties stated that the gun store was to pay 3 cents to the creator for every view of a video featuring guns being fired at point-blank range.

Cardi B launches $15 million breach of contract countersuit

Hip hop fans in California and around the country will likely know Belcalis Almanzar better by her stage name Cardi B. The 25-year-old diva was already a reality television star when her debut album 'Invasion of Privacy" debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, but her rapid rise to fame has left her embroiled in an acrimonious legal dispute with the man who says that he discovered her on Instagram and nurtured her career.

Craft brewery back on market after contract dispute

When an agreed-upon contract goes wrong or is otherwise breached, it can have a significant, cascading effect on the parties involved. In the case of California craft beer manufacturer Monkey Paw Brewing, it could be back on the market due to a pending breach of contract lawsuit filed by the company's own founder. A majority ownership stake in Monkey Paw was purchased by Coronado Brewing in 2017; the larger brewery was looking to develop the production levels and distribution of the smaller company. However, less than a year later, Coronado has moved the craft business back on the open market.

MMA fighter sued for breach of contract

California residents who are fans of MMA may know who flyweight Ray Borg is from his time in the ring. They may also have heard that he is being sued by Wild Bunch Management for breach of contract and fraud. WBM claims that they helped him negotiate a deal to fight five matches for the UFC. However, the management firm claims that the fighter left the organization after just one fight.

Construction disputes and resolutions

A California construction contractor that has a dispute with a client may not know what steps they should take to limit the damage to their reputation and relationship with the client. Legal claims, which can be costly for both the contractor and client, could place a construction project in jeopardy. To avoid such situations from occurring, there are certain actions that contractors can take to resolve the disputes.

Digital company for Major League Baseball facing lawsuit

California baseball fans might be interested in a lawsuit that has been filed by a former executive of Major League Baseball's digital company. The executive filed a lawsuit against BAMTech and Baseball Advanced Media in New York Supreme Court.

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