Month: September 2018

What Are the Consequences of Outrageous Lawsuits?

18/09/2018 Off

What Are the Consequences of Outrageous Lawsuits?

While the law is constantly strengthening itself to offer the best justice system to civilians, there’s are also gaps that people tend to take advantage of without thinking about consequences or what they’re actually asking. A frivolous lawsuit is a common tool that people use to either intimidate or harass someone else. Such lawsuits have no legal merit and can end up being time consuming and messy, with the defendant having to battle messy paperwork and unsubstantiated claims.

Such lawsuits should not be confused with regular lawsuits that simply lost due to other reasons that are not related to a lack of legal merit. Thousands of outrageous lawsuits are filled every year, and most are thrown out of court, but not all of them are categorized as absurd and they could even get to court and win.

There are cases that might seem outrages but have actually won in court. In Brazil, McDonalds had to pay $18,000 to a former employee because, according to him, he was forced to sample food every day and as a result he gained 29kg in 12 years. Another such case is when a customer sued the company …

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Taking a Close Look at Commercial Lease Disputes

06/09/2018 Off

Taking a Close Look at Commercial Lease Disputes

A common pitfall for businesses is becoming involved in commercial lease disputes. Commercial property usually involves transactions using a complex lease agreement. This legal document can describe how restrictions, covenants, controls and more will be handled by the parties agreeing to the lease. There are many types of disputes that can result from a commercial property lease. This article takes a close look at commercial lease disputes so you can be better informed.

 

Common Commercial Property Lease Disputes

Very often, a lease dispute occurs because of differing interpretations of the provisions of a lease. A landlord could read things one way, while a tenant could read the same thing in a completely different way. Often, commercial lease disputes involve the calculation or review of rent, usage activities, allocation of property tax, exclusive access and prohibited access, responsibility for repairs, subletting restrictions, relocation rights, and changes to property.

Resolving Disputes through Mediation

Resolving a commercial lease dispute requires knowledge of the laws of real estate as well as business law. A written lease agreement will be the document used to clarify the dispute. Resolution of a commercial lease dispute will depend on

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