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Construction company sues in business contract dispute

Business owners make decisions based upon various factors. Many times, companies decide to utilize their resources based upon faith that customers and partners will adhere to agreed-upon legal contracts in California as well as any other state. However, failure of another party to keep its part of a bargain can result in a business contract dispute.

One company has recently experienced this after its clients allegedly failed to pay the company for services performed under contract. The construction company filed a lawsuit against a couple in September, alleging that the couple did not pay the full amount agreed to in a legal contract for services. The company claims that the couple had entered into a legal contract with the construction company in Jan. 2013.

The company claims that the contract obligated the couple to pay for an evaluation of repair problems that had been caused by a previous contractor. The plaintiff construction company says that it had fulfilled all promises made in the legal contract, but that the defendants did not pay the monetary compensation amount agreed upon in the contract. The construction company is asking the court to order the defendants to pay a minimum of 25 percent of what the company claims is owed.

However, just like in any other business contract dispute litigated in court in California, the judge assigned to the case will only side with the plaintiff if it is proved that the defendants are legally liable for the alleged outstanding amount. Therefore, the plaintiff company will want to prepare a comprehensive legal argument to be presented in court. This will provide the best chance of prevailing in the lawsuit.

Source: louisianarecord.com, "Shoring company files claim against couple for breach of contract", Max Schramel, Dec. 27, 2014

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