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Resolving construction disputes with technological evidence

BIM, or building information modeling, can be an important part of the construction process for builders in Texas. It can also be an important part of dispute resolution after a project has been completed. Contract disputes in the construction industry concern an average value of $21 million each, and these disputes take an average of 14 months to resolve. For active businesses, these costly and lengthy disputes can be important but also divert attention from central concerns, so minimizing the cost and duration of a construction dispute can be a key goal.

Cardi B files countersuit for breach of contract

Music fans in Texas may be interested to learn that Klenord Raphael, the manager/producer also known as Shaft, has filed a lawsuit against artist Cardi B. The suit alleges that he has not been properly compensated for his role in her ascension as a rap artist. In the documents filed, Raphael claims that he played a major role in 'conceiving, arranging and orchestrating" her successful career.

Beer companies battle over brewing contract

Two beer companies that produce some of the most popular brews in Texas and around the country are engaged in an ongoing legal battle. MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing are headed toward a November trial on a contract dispute involving the brewing agreement between the companies. Under a contract that has been in place for decades, MillerCoors brews all of Pabst's beers, including its most popular name, Pabst Blue Ribbon. This agreement is scheduled to come to an end in 2020, and it includes two renewal options. However, MillerCoors has cast doubt on the continuation of the agreement, noting that it may not have the ability to keep up the relationship.

UFC flyweight fighter being sued by ex-manager

A former UFC flyweight title challenger is currently being sued by his ex-manager for fraud and breach of contract. The lawsuit claims that the management firm arranged a five-fight deal for the fighter with the UFC but only received compensation for one fight. A major contest that was planned to take place in Texas this year has been rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 129 in Santiago, Chile.

Health care giants set to face each other in court

Emergency rooms in Texas and around the country save thousands of lives each year, but providing this treatment can be costly. Many of the nation's ERs are staffed by nurses, doctors and specialists provided by Envision Healthcare, which has been accused by United Healthcare of using unscrupulous billing practices to overcharge both hospitals and patients. Envision responded to the allegation by filing a lawsuit against UnitedHealthcare on March 12. In the lawsuit, Envision concedes that its emergency treatment bills are high, but the company blames the costs on UnitedHealthcare.

What to look for when conducting due diligence

Individuals who are looking to purchase commercial real estate in Texas or elsewhere will generally do due diligence prior to closing on a deal. This makes it possible to look into the property, the seller and how the deal will be financed to ensure that the buyer is closing a deal that is in his or her best interest. The due diligence period can be as long or as short as the buyer and seller want it to be.

Superstar Enrique Iglesias sues former label in contract dispute

Many Texans regularly deal with problems created by the failure to follow through on contracts and agreements. However, these issues aren't limited to just entrepreneurs and small businesses; even major celebrities can deal with serious concerns caused by disputes over the implementation of contracts. For example, the Latin pop star Enrique Iglesias is suing Universal Music over streaming royalties in a lawsuit filed in January 2018.

Twitter faces lawsuit related to trademark, breach of contract

Some Twitter users in Texas might be interested to learn that the company is involved in a lawsuit with another company called TWiT, which stands for This Week in Tech. Evan Williams, one of Twitter's co-founders, had allegedly acknowledged to Leo Laporte at TWiT that the trademarks were similar and that there had already been some confusion. However, he had assured Laporte that they intended to remain a microblogging service and not move into the area of audio and video claimed by TWiT. TWiT says they reached a satisfactory agreement based on the fact that their distribution platforms were very different.

Mel Gibson's contract issues involving a film's distribution

Contract disputes sometimes become contentious, even to the point where multiple lawsuits are involved. This is the situation with a movie involving Mel Gibson. The actor-director and his producing partner are being sued by the movie's distributor. The move comes in response to a lawsuit Gibson filed against the company alleging that the distributor failed to honor a co-production deal.

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