In September, we told you about a contract dispute in Napa, California, over the awarding of a contract to build a new $1.44 million skate park. The city decided to hold off on awarding the contract to California Skateparks because of legal battles the company was dealing with. There were allegations that the company had asked competitors to bid high on a skate park project in Los Angeles so that they could bid low enough to get the contract awarded to them. This resulted in a lawsuit filed against California Skateparks, which was eventually settled for $65,000.
November 2013 Archives
The legal battles between Apple, Inc. and Samsung Electronics have been epic by all accounts. For more than two years, these two mega-corporations have been in court. Earlier this year, Apple drew more than $1 billion from a jury verdict. Apple had sued Samsung over their use of copied iPhone features such as the finger pinch to zoom in a screen's content, as well as design specifics like the screen and its black, flat design.
Every business must protect their interests and in some cases, that means suing a former employee. Texas Roadhouse Inc. is doing just that because they allege that a former employee took recipes and trade secrets when he left.
In 2008, a woman bought a 2006 Saab 9-7X from one of the CarMax Auto Superstores in California. She put $1,100 down on the car with a personal check and traded in her 2006 Honda Civic. In addition, she signed a form that would authorize the "holding' of that check for five days to give her time to get the money in her checking account.
The 405 Freeway in San Diego is already over budget by more than $100 million. According to state and federal officials, collapsing retaining walls and problems with the car-pool lane have caused massive delays and increased costs. Earlier this year, a review by the Federal Highway Administration was requested by Henry Waxman, a U.S. Representative.