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Blackberry and Nokia settle legal matter

In the past, Texas residents may have been divided over whether Nokia or BlackBerry made the best phones. While that battle is largely over, the two companies have still been engaged in legal battles. However, on Dec. 1, BlackBerry agreed to pay Nokia $137 million in accordance with a ruling from the International Court of Arbitration. This doesn't mean that BlackBerry has stepped back from its assertion that Nokia has infringed on its intellectual property rights.

Disney and Altice USA engaged in contract dispute

Texas residents may be aware of the controversy surrounding ESPN programming. Some people in other parts of the country may not be able to watch ABC and ESPN regardless of their opinions if a contract dispute is not settled by Sept. 30. Disney is currently in talks with Altice USA on a contract extension in which Disney wants a massive fee increase. Altice USA is a French company that bought the Cablevision systems in the tri-state New York area.

Agency claims football coach owes money from unfinished contracts

Sports fans in Texas might not realize that college football coach Rich Rodriguez is embroiled in a contract dispute. Creative Artists Agency has filed a lawsuit claiming breach of contract after Rodriguez ended his relationship with the agency in 2015. The agency negotiated his contracts with the television network and the university where he works as head football coach.

Producers of 'The Walking Dead' sue AMC for breach of contract

Robert Kirkman, one of the creators of "The Walking Dead" graphic novel and show, the show's producers and former show runner Glen Mazzara have filed suit against the AMC Network and its parent company AMC Studios. The complaint cites breach of contract as the dispute and seeks unspecified damages.

You can resolve non-compete disputes without going to court

Non-compete agreements are essential to safeguarding privileged, confidential information about a specific company. Those who sign these agreements should be careful and make sure they understand what they are agreeing to, as a violation of this agreement could cost a person future job opportunities.

Fyre Festival goes up in flames; contract breach lawsuits follow

Concerts and other events can be massive undertakings. From securing a venue and paying acts, to hiring staff and ensuring attendees have the desired experience, there is a lot that goes into these events. There is also a lot at stake, including reputations and money.

What should I include in a non-disclosure agreement?

The sharing of sensitive information can be a necessary task for many business owners in Houston. To this end, having a reliable non-disclosure agreement (NDA) in place is essential for keeping the flow of your business moving without jeopardizing future success. But what must go into an agreement to ensure it offers the right level of protection?

The difference between consequential vs. direct damages

When it comes to breaches of contract, Houston businesses can pursue a range of damages. However, there tends to be some confusion surrounding consequential and direct damages, both of which can be a very real concern for a commercial enterprise. Here at The Jackson Law Firm, we strive to provide clients essential information in a clear and concise manner. That includes the ins and outs of consequential vs. direct damages as they pertain contractual breaches.

Top considerations when creating an employment agreement

Great employees allow a business to maintain success. Accordingly, it’s vital for Houston business owners to create comprehensive employment agreements to ensure they can retain their best and brightest for the duration. Here at The Jackson Law Firm, our legal team’s background in contract law allows us to counsel business owners on what makes a solid employment agreement.

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