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School district files breach of contract suit

Florida businesses or other entities that engage in business contracts have the right to expect the terms of all agreements to be adhered to. In cases where that does not happen and some form of business disputes ensues, help with contract enforcement or an associated defense may be in order. That may include filing lawsuits for breach of contract in some extreme cases.

These situations can also affect organizations like school districts or other public entities. In Texas, the West Independent School District has recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit naming three different defendants. The amount of damages being sought by the school district is not known but the district does claim that some school buildings sustained $53 million in damage after an explosion at a nearby fertilizer company. The company’s insurer is among the named defendants in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that one of the defendants, the Texas Association of Public Educators, is actually not a real entity but simply a means by which the other defendants operate. Such deceptive trade practices can make business litigation cases like these quite complex. The school district asserts that the other two defendants, Argonaut Insurance Company and Trident Insurance Services, did not make appropriate insurance payments for damages associated with the explosion.

Businesses that face a contract dispute against them can face a challenging road. Getting help from experienced attorneys with specific backgrounds in similar cases may be the best way to launch a solid defense and guard against unfair judgments or settlements.

Source: WacoTrib.com, “West ISD lawsuit alleges breach of contract against insurance carrier,” Tommy Witherspoon, May 22, 2014

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