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.
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.
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.
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.
In the California construction industry, it is not uncommon for disputes to arise. It is important for stakeholders to be aware of changes that the American Institute of Architects has issued to the A201 general conditions document that is used in the industry for dispute resolution procedures.
California builders and developers might be interested in learning that the average financial toll related to construction disputes in North America fell in 2016 to $21 million. While the disputes were generally less expensive, they did take two months longer to resolve than in 2015. This is according to a report issued by the consultancy and design company Arcadis.
General contractors in California and around the country sometimes face construction defect lawsuits soon after completing projects, but this kind of litigation may also be filed months or even years after building work has come to an end. While some legal battles may be inevitable, others can sometimes be avoided by properly drafted construction contracts that clearly establish the duties and responsibilities of all of the parties involved.
Finding the ideal office, warehouse or store to lease can be challenging for startup or growing companies in California and around the country. It can take business owners months to check local regulations, acquire necessary permits and negotiate lease terms, and there is often much still to do even after documents have been signed and keys handed over.
Ever since its 2016 acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications has become the provider to hundreds of thousands of cable subscribers in Los Angeles. Many of them were likely displeased at the end of January to find that they were unable to access the Univision channel. This is the direct result of a breach of contract lawsuit filed last year by the Spanish-language television network against Charter.
California residents should know that if a contract is signed and one of the parties is no longer following the terms of the agreement, a lawsuit may have to be filed in order to compel it to do so. An example of this is the breach of contract lawsuit that was filed by actress Gabrielle Union against BET and the producers of "Being Mary Jane", the show in which she stars.