A California tech giant is involved in a legal battle with their customers involving the use of personal information. Though the company attempted to stop the lawsuit, it has been given the go-ahead to proceed.
Most businesses will enter into written contracts in order to procure or provide needed goods or services. In the event a party breaches a contract, the other business may suffer losses because of its reliance on the contract's performance.
One way that a number of contract disputes in California actually start is when someone who feels they are getting the worse side of a deal say that they did not sign the agreement. Once a person states that they did not actually sign when they did, a large and expensive legal battle may ensue. However, by having a notary witness signatures to the contract, this is no longer the case.
Contract law can be complicated, but in its most basic terms, it helps ensure that what one person or entity says will be done for a specified amount of compensation will be completed. When one side or the other of the contract doesn't uphold their end of the deal, it can cause difficulties that are often resolved in civil court. Business law attorneys can help protect the interests of the contract dispute participants, but they are also able to review contracts prior to signing.
Back in June, we told you about the BottleRock festival in Napa Valley, California, that had turned into a huge litigation mess of contract disputes over unpaid debts. That story continues today, with the rock festival's organizers still making promises and not delivering payments.
California Skateparks had emerged as the likely leader in its bid to be chosen as the firm responsible for the designing and building of a $1.44 million skate park at Kennedy Park in Napa, California. That may not be the case now after someone anonymously dropped off an envelope that contained several documents detailing the company's legal troubles.
A five-year contract awarded to Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) for operating the communications network for the U.S. Navy is now under protest by Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) and Harris Corp (HRS). The deal is worth $3.5 billion.