California parents would understandably be worried if nearly 600 of their local elementary school teachers went on strike. Who knows if that's what a particular group of teachers in another state will wind up doing. They are currently involved in a contract dispute that doesn't appear to have an end in site.
A highly acrimonious situation that lasted a full year has finally been resolved in California. The major contract dispute solution included endorsement from court officials in 12 different counties. Those involved in the dispute are employed as language interpreters in courtrooms throughout the state.
Many California smart phone users may be eagerly awaiting a scheduled iPhone 8 launch; however, workers from AT&T are reportedly not so thrilled. Many of them say they plan to show up at Apple headquarters where the launch is set to take place so they can stage a public protest. The workers are apparently trying to raise awareness about an ongoing contract dispute in which they are embroiled with their employers.
Ready for some football? That's a question to which most NFL fans would answer a resounding "Yes!" unless they happen to be worried about a current Oakland Raiders problem. Star kicker Sebastian Janikowski is apparently involved in a heated contract dispute that may significantly impact his entire football career. The story has made national news and has many players, coaches and football fans sitting on the edges of their seats, awaiting an outcome.
California movie and classical novel lovers are undoubtedly familiar with John Steinbeck's, "The Grapes of Wrath" which is certainly one of best known American novels of all time. Steinbeck died in 1968, but several of his heirs are currently engaged in a contract dispute over who owns the rights to his work. A central focus of the battle pertains to a proposed film adaptation of the story that director Steven Spielberg wanted to share with the world but was prohibited from doing so.
The typical California resident and/or business owner would likely consider $65 million a substantial sum. This is the amount being fought over in a highly contentious contract dispute between two major satellite and telecommunication companies, one based in the United States, and the other in the United Kingdom. RigNet and Inmarsat are battling it out in court regarding a five-year agreement the two companies signed. RigNet supplies telecommunication services to gas and oil businesses and says it terminated its contract with Inmarsat pursuant to all obligations contained therein.
Most California business owners might agree that differences in interpretations can lead to serious contract problems. Popular online debunking site Snopes is currently involved in a contract dispute regarding several key issues, one being who, in fact, owns the company at this time. Court hearings recently began to try to answer this and several other important questions.
Forbes lists Aramark Uniform Services as the one of the largest privately owned companies in the nation. The company boasted $13 billion in revenue a handful of years ago. With over a quarter million employees, it was bound to face a significant contract dispute sooner or later. California employers, particularly those currently dealing with insurance premium issues, may want to keep tabs on the current situation.
When parties enter into a written agreement and terms are in some way violated, it can lead to a contentious battle. In fact, an unresolved contract dispute often causes delays in production and profitability in California businesses when parties who are dissatisfied staunchly refuse to move forward until the problem at hand is resolved. This is basically what has happened in another state where instructors at a particular college have gone on strike.
The California business and commercial law system protects those who enter written agreements with other parties from breaches of the terms contained in their contracts. It's not uncommon for a contract dispute to arise if one party believes another has failed to fulfill his or her responsibilities and obligations set forth in a particular agreement. That's what happened when Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) signed a prospective pipeline deal with Enterprise Products Partners (EPP).