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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas residents who need the services of a construction company should be aware of the different types of construction contracts. The contracts, which are legal agreements with binding terms for the builder and owner, details exactly how much the builder will be paid and the manner in which the payment will be disbursed. Also detailed in the contracts are specifications, quality expectations and the expected duration of the job. The different types of contracts can be customized to address the unique needs of the project.