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Hotel owners association faces business litigation dispute

All types of business entities have the potential to find themselves in the midst of a legal conflict. This includes professional associations, which are typically corporate entities in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions. One association which represents hotel owners is currently experiencing difficulties. The association is now embroiled in business litigation resulting from claimed irregularities.

The leaders of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) are currently being accused of corruption, embezzlement and theft in a lawsuit filed by nine association members. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in mid-August and allege that the directors and officers of the association misused association funds, destroyed meeting minutes, misallocated donations meant to be for charities and manipulated bid contract processing. The complaint asks for the court to order that these violations be immediately stopped.

County government sues company in contract dispute

When dealing with a local government, a business needs to make sure that it fulfills all contractual obligations. Failure to do this can result in a contract dispute in Massachusetts or in any other state. However, even when a company is able to prove that it had fulfilled the terms of a contract with a local government, the company may still find itself in the middle of a lawsuit.

This is what seems to have happened recently with Sanborn Studios, which had entered into a contract with the local county government. The county government had been looking to create more jobs within the local economy. Sanborn Studios promised to create 117 new employment positions with an average salary of approximately $72,029. However, now the county is suing the business, alleging that the company failed to create the jobs that it had promised to create.

Microsoft deals with employment matters in court

Work culture at a company can play a significant role in the success of the business. It is important to maintain a positive environment where all workers can feel comfortable in order to enable their creativity and maximize productivity. However, no matter what a company does to ensure a healthy work-environment, there is always a chance of an employee becoming upset in Massachusetts or in any other state. This may have been the case with Microsoft, which is now dealing with employment matters regarding a particular employee.

The employee, a 53-year-old woman, is accusing Microsoft of discrimination in a recent lawsuit filed against the computer corporation. The lawsuit alleges the company discriminated against the woman based upon her age, race and gender. She filed her complaint with the court in early August. In the complaint, she describes a hostile workplace while working at Microsoft.

Market Basket faces business litigation over employment matters

Creating a happy and healthy work culture is important for any business with employees. This helps keep staff morale high while also minimizing disputes. One company, Market Basket, has worked hard to maintain this type of culture in its various stores in Massachusetts and other states by offering profit-sharing for employees as well as regular bonuses. Despite this, the company is unfortunately facing a business litigation issue involving employment matters.

Workers of the company have filed a class-action lawsuit against Market Basket for the company’s apparent policy regarding meal breaks during overnight shifts. According to the suit, the company policy prohibited the workers from leaving the supermarket location during their breaks while working overnight shifts, with the company supposedly locking the doors to keep employees from leaving. Although the doors would open from the inside, opening them would cause the alarm to go off and the police to be alerted, which is a problem since none of the overnight workers have a code or key to turn off the alarm.

Macy's avoids business litigation with Rob Brown, settles lawsuit

There are many ways to resolve a legal dispute in business. One option in Massachusetts is to go through the litigation process and allow a judge to decide. On the other hand, a business owner may want to attempt to negotiate a settlement with another party in a business litigation dispute.

Macy’s Inc. was recently faced with a lawsuit filed against the company for alleged violations of racial-profiling laws. A well-known actor, Rob Brown, who stars in the television series “Treme,” filed the lawsuit against the retail chain after he was arrested while at a Macy’s location. However, the retail company was eventually able to come to a settlement with the plaintiff.

Various remedy options available for breach of contract

When a company that is a party to a business contract does not uphold its end of the bargain, it can cause financial problems for the other parties involved. This can come in the form of property damage or missed business opportunities. However, there are several options available for legal remedies for a breach of contract in Massachusetts or any other state.

Most of the time, a breach of contract dispute can be remedied through monetary reimbursements known as “compensatory damages.” These are payments meant to compensate for any losses suffered by a party to a contract that has been breached by another party. Another type of monetary reimbursement is known as “liquidation damages,” which are specified in the contract and agreed upon during negotiations of the contract.

Judge keeps tribe's business litigation in federal court

A court case can take any number of paths during the litigation process. In some cases, a party to a lawsuit may attempt to move the litigation into another court’s jurisdiction for one reason or another. This is what one Native American tribe attempted to do in its long-running business litigation lawsuit involving plans for building a gambling facility in Massachusetts.

The dispute began in Dec. 2013 when the state of Massachusetts filed a lawsuit against the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe following the initiation of tribe discussions regarding plans to change a community center, which has remained unfinished, to a facility for gambling. The facility’s plans include a high stakes electronic bingo facility as well as poker tables. The state is arguing that the tribe’s plans violate an agreement formed with the state government in 1983.

Woman loses wrongful termination of employment case

An employer generally has the right to terminate employment of a worker who is not performing up to standard. However, there are limits to an employer’s right to fire somebody in Massachusetts or in any other state. One woman recently accused her employer of crossing this limit when she filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful termination of employment.

The woman claims that her employer had fired her because she needed to take time off work to fulfill her jury duty obligations in August 2011. The woman was eventually fired in April 2012. She claims that her employer terminated her employment as a direct result of the woman missing work during her jury duty. The woman claimed that her former employer is in violation of the Jury System Improvement Act, which makes it illegal for an employer to terminate a worker due to jury duty.

Oilfield services firms named as business litigation defendants

Failing to follow through on a contract agreement with another business can cause significant financial damage. However, it may seem even worst if a company commits fraud while doing business with another company in Massachusetts or in any other state. This may have been what happened in a recent business litigation case involving several oilfield services companies.

Apache Corp. is filing several lawsuits against the owners of oilfield services firms as well as their workers. The lawsuits allege the oilfield companies committed fraud through schemes designed to overcharge on invoices billed to Apache Corp. Additionally, the lawsuits allege there were other fraudulent schemes perpetrated by the defendants. The plaintiff claims to have suffered more than $1 million in monetary damages as a result of the alleged fraud.

Massachusetts families sue funeral home for breach of contract

A business typically does its best to fulfill the wishes of customers, to not only provide great customer service but to also ensure the company fulfills the legal contract agreed upon between the customer and the business. However, there are times when a customer may feel the business has not fulfilled its end of the bargain. This seems to be the case in a recent breach of contract lawsuit filed against a funeral home in Massachusetts.

The lawsuit was filed by two families that found out that their loved one’s bodies may not have been handled properly by the company, Ryder Funeral Home. One of the decedents had died in early May while the other had died in mid-May. The two families became upset when they found that the cremation process had been stalled while under the supervision of the funeral home.

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