Business deals and contracts are agreed upon on a daily basis in the Miami area and most of the time they work out just fine. However, sometimes those involved don’t always see eye-to-eye, which can lead to contract disputes.
It is common to see musicians cross over into other types of commercial businesses. For instance, a musical artist might create a jingle for a commercial or oversee songs that are incorporated into a movie, Broadway show or television series.
When a patient enters a medical facility or clinic in Florida, they are guaranteed complete confidentiality and privacy under federal and local laws. If that confidentiality is breached, the alleged perpetrator may face serious consequences and the hospital itself may face reprimands and lawsuits. If medical data is accessed by someone who does not have the need to see it, the person may still be fired and reprimanded for the breach. One hospital patient chose to file a lawsuit against a medical group in Florida, citing a breach of contract with the state as he received medical treatment.
When the owner of a property in Florida hires a company to maintain and manage the property, they may sign an agreement that defines what is expected of both parties during the period of the partnership. If either party breaks that agreement in any way, it may be considered breach of contract and the party that has been wronged has the option to pursue the matter in court. The court may then require both parties to meet their obligations, or may require the party breaking the contract to compensate the other party.
Representing sports stars can be a lucrative business. If a player on top of his game, numerous teams may express interest in hiring the player, and a contract can be in the millions of dollars. Some companies that represent sports figures have been in the business for years, while others are fresh collaborations between people who are interested in getting into the business. New businesses can be spectacular when they successfully combine the talents of their founders, but they are at risk of contract disputes when personalities fail to mesh.
Employment contracts are often signed between people with talent and their promotion companies. In this way, the actor, artist, or sports figure can receive exposure in large venues to huge audiences. At the same time, a big name talent can bring in major dollars for the promotion company. Ideally, the employment contract results in a win-win situation for both parties. However, if the relationship sours, an employment contract that is not crystal clear can result in complicated business litigation.
When an actor, singer, or sports star becomes famous, there are many possibilities for expanding that person’s brand. Indeed, fans seem to never get enough of celebrity clothing and cosmetic lines. However, when a superstar branches out into retail, there are more demands on the individual’s time. He or she must promote products by making public appearances and posing in advertising campaigns. While some celebrities appear to enjoy the promotion aspect of their goods, others seem less enamored of the process.
The internet has become an integral part of business in modern day commerce. For most companies, it is convenient to sell parts and components to purchasers worldwide. But the convenience of on-line selling can come with a downside. In the past, vendors could cultivate a relationship with business owners by setting up meetings or sending out salespeople. Today, however, individuals who make purchases over the internet may have little personal connection to the seller. Consequently, purchasers may feel less duty to pay to their vendors on time when payment is not required up front. In such a case, an old-fashioned breach of contract claim may be the only solution for vendors who have not been paid.
Contract disputes are common whenever people or companies enter into business agreements. This is true whether the parties are individuals, small businesses, or national players.
Directors for a U.S. Century Bank in Florida are bracing themselves for another class-action lawsuit this month after accusations surfaced that they had "squandered" taxpayer TARP funds by allegedly bailing out the business ventures of current and former directors.