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Business contract dispute prompts career change

Many NFL fans in California have just come down off their Super Bowl highs. Most are already talking about next season and who might be the next Super Bowl champs. As is often the case, there have been some changes in coaching staffs, one of which was apparently prompted by a business contract dispute.

This particular coach had taken the Broncos to a Super Bowl victory of their own in a previous NFL season. It seems that when it came time for his contract to be negotiated, he requested a pay raise and an extension to his coaching term. Former football superstar John Elway, who is now general manager of the Broncos, did not seem to like that deal.

Instead, he agreed to one request or the other but refused to grant both. The defensive coordinator ultimately chose the pay raise, and when his contract expired, the Broncos hired replacements. Such disputes are not uncommon in the world of professional football. However, they also often occur in other types of business relationships. Many workers seek agreements that include pay increases or better benefits, etc., and they often have to undergo lengthy negotiations to protect their rights and fulfill their needs.

When a business contract dispute arises, it is often helpful to retain assistance from a business and commercial law attorney. A California attorney would be able to negotiate on behalf of a businessperson facing similar contract problems in this state. Having a skilled attorney on one's side is often crucial for obtaining a favorable outcome.

Source:, "Contract dispute led to Wade Phillips leaving Broncos", Bob Garcia IV, Accessed on Feb. 13, 2017

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