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Customer sues cleaners over alleged breach of contract

Bruno Inc. is filing suit against their contracted cleaning company, Central Building Services LLC, for allegedly going against the terms of their agreement. Florida business owners know how potentially damaging a breach of contract suit can be to a business’ reputation. Regardless of the outcome of the case, the allegation alone is enough to call Central Building Services into question with their other customers. The suit was filed on June 6 of this year in a court local to both businesses.

According to the paperwork filed in association with the suit, a Bruno Inc. administrative assistant put together an agreement with Central for building maintenance and commercial cleaning services. This agreement was executed on January 13. According to Bruno, many of the buildings listed to be serviced had yet to be touched as of the partial payment it initiated on February 24.

On March 18, Bruno asserts that it received a letter from Central demanding payment of an amount above what had been originally agreed upon in the contract. A new agreement was allegedly reached, at which point Central is said to have refused payment. Bruno is currently seeking an undisclosed sum to cover damages sustained as a result of the breach of contract.

Contracts are more than just legal documents requiring both parties to adhere to an agreed-upon set of actions. Florida business owners can attest that contracts represent the good word of a business. A breach of contract throws that reputation into question, which can be detrimental to a business moving forward. Seeking appropriate support in mediating such disputes can be the first step toward resolving them with a minimum of collateral damage to business opportunities.

Source: louisianarecord.com, “Cleaning company sued by customer over alleged breach of contract“, Kyle Barnett, July 2, 2014

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