The Major League Baseball association has filed suit against a prominent clinic for tortious interference, and a local court has refused to see the case thrown out. A Florida court has agreed to not dismiss the suit filed by the MLB against the Biogenesis clinic for actions they say led players to commit breach of contract. The case is largely unprecedented in Florida history and is being dealt with in several unique ways.
A financier who claims a city commission reneged on a written agreement has begun the process of filing suit. Florida financier Taylor Purdell has stated his intent to take Winter Haven to court over an alleged breach of contract. He filed the preliminary paperwork as of June 7.
The man who served as Ronald Reagan's Secretary of Defense has launched a suit against a man he claims swindled him into investing millions in defective technology. Frank Carlucci, who also spent time as a CIA executive, is suing Florida company Envion for breach of contract after the company's owner allegedly gave misleading information to Carlucci about the nature of his company's product. Carlucci claims he invested more than $32 million in Envion before realizing the fraud.
A possible conflict of interest has brought scrutiny to the business practices of the former executive director of South Florida's water management district. Just days after the former director resigned her position, other officials began speculating on why a company owned by a colleague of hers managed to beat out a world-class company for a lucrative business contract in the Florida area. The business dispute is now being more closely analyzed.
An out-of-state trucking company has filed a lawsuit here in Florida against a national refueling company currently under fire for fraud allegations. The suit, filed in federal court in Pensacola on May 17, stems from an ongoing business dispute between Pilot Flying J and a number of trucking companies who say the company has misrepresented its fuel rebate program. An investigation is ongoing.
A contracting company with over a 50-year history building custom homes has come under fire from a couple who say work on their home was never completed. The Florida-based company is being sued for breach of contract over a window installation the couple alleges the company did not complete, even after apparently accepting a $100,000 deposit. June 26 has been established as an initial hearing date for this case.
It is important that contracts between employers and employees are honored in order to avoid disputes in court. However, things can become a little more complicated when a company with preexisting contracts with its employees is acquired by another company. This is what happened with Capital Bank, which is headquartered in Florida, when the bank was acquired by another financial institution. Several breach of contract lawsuits have been filed following the acquisition.
Florida business owners will want to take note of a recent ruling by the state's highest court. The Florida Supreme Court has made a determination that affects the ability of contractors to sue for breach of contract. The ruling is expected to make waves in the business community, and sends a clear message concerning the importance of protecting one's business interests by becoming properly licensed.
Florida residents may be familiar with the music of singer-songwriter Audrianna Cole. A recent lawsuit surrounding the artist has made waves in the recording industry, as a talent agency and a music executive argue over who should profit from her success. The contract dispute case offers a peek behind the curtain and a look at the business workings of the music industry.
Disputes between major corporations are an inevitable part of business these days, and those among health care companies are no exception. The cost of health care is continuing to rise, and with every major increase, health insurance companies and health care providers must adjust their own budgets and business strategies. Sometimes these adjustments can lead to contract disputes.