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Pharmacy chain sues game company over contract dispute

Some Kansas gamers may appreciate the convenience of being able to pick up their favorite titles at a local pharmacy, but a deal between Walgreens and AtGames has led to a breach of contract lawsuit. The pharmacy chain sued the plug-and-play game developer, saying that the company refused to honor an agreement about unsold units. According to Walgreens, AtGames provided products to the pharmacy company with a "guaranteed sale" clause. This means that the game company had to accept back unsold units and refund Walgreens what it paid for them. However, Walgreens says that AtGames has refused to pay for unsold games that it returned.

Suit against Weinstein alleges breach of contract

Some Kansas residents may be aware that the film producer Harvey Weinstein is facing charges for rape and sexual misconduct among others after over 80 women reported that he sexually harassed or assaulted them. Now he is also the target of a breach of contract lawsuit from a former employee.

HBO seeks to move Michael Jackson lawsuit to arbitration

Kansas residents who watched the recent HBO documentary 'Finding Neverland" are undoubtedly aware that it did not paint a very flattering picture of Michael Jackson. The deceased pop star's estate was not pleased when HBO announced that it planned to air the film and filed a lawsuit in February claiming that the network violated an agreement it signed with Jackson in 1992. The agreement allowed HBO to show footage of a Michael Jackson concert that took place in Bucharest if it agreed to not disparage the singer in the future.

Woody Allen sues Amazon over film cancellations

Kansas residents are likely aware that allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein helped to give rise to the #MeToo movement. The popularity of the hashtag and the seriousness of the allegations it often accompanied has prompted many companies in the entertainment sector to reconsider their casting and business decisions, and this has given rise to lawsuits filed by men who feel that they are being treated unfairly.

Michael Jackson's estate sues HBO over documentary

Kansas residents who subscribe to HBO may be aware that the network has plans to air a controversial documentary about the deceased pop superstar Michael Jackson. "Leaving Neverland" is the account of two men who claim that Jackson molested them when they were children. Jackson's relatives say that the documentary is little more than unsubstantiated propaganda, and attorneys hoping to prevent the film's airing filed a lawsuit against HBO on Feb. 21 in Los Angeles.

Contracts as tools to limit costs

A cost overrun could make a construction project in Kansas less profitable. Therefore, it is essential that the involved parties take steps to control costs. This may be done through language in the construction contract itself. For example, the contract could state that multiple bids be sought in an effort to obtain lower prices through competition.

Playboy accuses cryptocurrency company of breaching contract

Plans that were in place to allow Playboy fans in Kansas and across the country to access the magazine's content with cryptocurrency payments have fallen through. Playboy Enterprises is suing Global Blockchain Technologies, the cryptocurrency company GBT, for breach of contract and fraud.

How BIM can help with dispute resolution

If a construction dispute took place in Kansas or anywhere else in North America in 2016, it took about 14 months to resolve. Furthermore, average disputes had a value of $21 million, according to Arcadis. Unsubstantiated claims were one of the most common reasons why construction disputes were resolved through a formal resolution process either inside or outside of court. However, the use of building information modeling (BIM) can help resolve disputes in a timely manner.

The many ways to resolve business disputes

Construction disputes can occur in Kansas or any other state in the country. When they do occur, it isn't necessarily because a party has breached the terms of the contract. In some cases, a breach of contract claim can arise because a person or entity involved with a construction deal didn't understand the terms. Contractors should take steps prior to executing a contract to ensure that the terms are as clear as possible.

Fired PBS host sues former employer for breach of contract

Viewers of Public Broadcasting Service stations in Kansas will have more to hear from the former PBS host Tavis Smiley. PBS leadership dismissed him from employment late in 2017 after his staff members accused him of sexual misconduct. Smiley has announced his intention to file a lawsuit against his former employer because he said that PBS violated the terms of his contract by firing him.

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