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Contract Disputes Archives

Detailing Florida's cooling off period

Buyer's remorse is a very real thing, and often is not simply limited to purchases you make over-the-counter. There may be times when you and/or your company contract for services, but then suddenly begin to have second thoughts. Several of the clients that we here at Welbaum Guernsey have worked with in the past have, and they have come to us questioning if there is any way that they can simply cancel those agreements (without facing any legal reprocussions). The answer to this question is yes, but only if you act fast. 

Untangling a contract dispute

There are many exciting aspects of starting a new business in Florida -- so many, in fact, that a small bump in the road every now and then likely causes little disruption to the company flow. When another party fails to meet expectations as listed in a business agreement, however, new and unexpected troubles can arise. 

What does "termination for convenience" mean?

As a contractor in Miami, you rely heavily on the promise that your clients will fulfill their financial obligations to you upon the completion of your services. Your contractual agreements with them provide you with the protection and security of knowing that as long as you fulfill your duties, they are legally bound to complete theirs. Yet what if one simply shows up amid the project and tells you that it is cancelling your contract? Can a client legally do that? 

Why might you want to have employees sign a noncompete?

Competition is a normal part of the trade for your business and other Florida companies. When you are thinking about including a noncompete clause in your potential employees’ contracts, it is not to limit their ability to work in the future. The purpose of a noncompete is mainly to protect your company’s secrets and business operations, as well as to keep an oversaturation of competition from weakening your brand.

How can I avoid contract disputes?

If you’re at the helm of a business in Miami, you know that contract disputes can be extremely harmful to your overall success. While legal help is highly beneficial to avoiding disputes, there are also steps you can take to ensure that any official documents are compliant to the law and legally binding.

Detailing the different types of contract consideration

As contract disputes in Miami arise, it is important that you understand the basics of contract law in order to defend your claims. Many of those that we here at Welbaum Guernsey Hingston Gregory and Black, LLP have worked with in the past do not comprehend the basic element of contract consideration. You definitely should, given that this promise maybe what determines a contract to be enforceable.

Common causes of contract disputes in the construction industry

With so many factors involved in construction, it's inherent that there will be disputes between contractors and employers, or other involved parties. The most frequent contestations arise from issues with the contract. It's important to know the common causes of contract disputes so you can avoid them and recognize when litigation is necessary.

Specific performance of a contract: what does it mean?

If you enter into a business contract with another entity and some kind of dispute arises involving a breach of that agreement, the dispute may end up being litigated in court. Sometimes in cases like these, a judge may order one party to pay the other damages to compensate for the breach of contract. However, not all cases involve matters that have monetary values that can be easily assessed. If yours is one such case, the judge may order specific performance of the contract. That means that the party who breached the contract must actually take whatever action the agreement required them to do.

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