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Actor Nicolas Cage Could Face Two $3 Million Contract Fraud Lawsuits

Actor Nicolas Cage Could Face Two $3 Million Contract Fraud Lawsuits December 30, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Hollywood, CA In the latest legal fiasco surrounding the famous Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage, the star of such popular films as National Treasure and Gone in 60 Seconds, is facing a multi-million dollar contract fraud lawsuit stemming from a real estate deal gone sour.
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Insurance Company to Appeal $15 Million Decision in Business Dispute

Insurance Company to Appeal $15 Million Decision in Business Dispute November 25, 2009. By Charles Benson.
Hartford, CN A recent class action lawsuit awarded $15 million to a group of auto body repair shops that charged the Hartford Insurance Company with unfair business practices. The lawsuit may now be heading to the Connecticut appellate court.
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Could Huge Commercial Fraud From India Affect US Contracts?

Could Huge Commercial Fraud From India Affect US Contracts? October 13, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC It may have happened half a world away and it may have been discovered in January, but a $1 billion dollar commercial fraud discovery involving a business with relationships in the US could serve as a warning for any business possessing a contract with any offshore enterprise that provides support.
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Dell settles contract fraud case for $4M

Dell settles contract fraud case for $4M September 20, 2009. By Charles Benson.
New York City, NY: A computer manufacturing company has been ordered to pay $4 million to New York's Office of the Attorney General to settle a contract fraud case filed in 2007.
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Playing the Trump Card in Commercial Contract Dispute

Playing the Trump Card in Commercial Contract Dispute July 30, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.

Camden, NV: A commercial contract dispute has erupted between a New York City developer and the current owners of the Trump Marina Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. The former is attempting to get back a $17 million deposit that Coastal Marina LLC/Coastal Development LLC had paid when it agreed last year to buy the property that carries the famous Trump name.

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Commercial Contract Whistleblower Gets $19 Million

Commercial Contract Whistleblower Gets $19 Million May 10, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC A commercial contract sets out definitive parameters governing the relationship and actions of two parties. An agreement. And commercial contracts are designed to be observed and followed, not cast aside. When one of the parties decides not to play by the rules, commercial contract law comes into play to fix it.
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(Unfair Business Practice) of the Rich and Famous

(Unfair Business Practice) of the Rich and Famous February 20, 2009. By Gordon Gibb.
Las Vegas, NV Sometimes it's the supplier under contract to keep your office stocked with paper failing to deliver, and leaving a long lineup at the photocopier without paper. And sometimes it's the developer of a luxury condo complex with a long lineup of disgruntled investors, some of them rich and famous, without condos. The inability to live up to a commercial contract for business, regardless of size and scope, is an unfair business practice.
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Pop Goes the Commercial Contract: Jackson and Prince Are Served

Pop Goes the Commercial Contract: Jackson and Prince Are Served November 18, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Chanhassen, MN Ah, boys will be boys. Even really popular boys, who are loved and revered by millions. But sorry boys, a contract is a contract—and when commercial contracts are breached for any reason, you can expect to be slammed with commercial contract law unless you can prove that the commercial contract was not worth the paper it was signed on.
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Meet the Man Who Introduced You to Your Lawyer

Meet the Man Who Introduced You to Your Lawyer October 14, 2008. By Brenda Craig.
Lakeland, CO A seasoned advertising professional with an eye for what works, Harlan Schillinger hit on one heck of a good idea. It was 1981 and a nasty little recession was kicking the stuffing out of the economy. Around the same time, a law firm in Arizona that wanted to promote its legal services to moderate-income consumers was hammering away at the rules that prevented attorneys from advertising. Eventually, state by state, the courts relented and agreed the restrictions on attorneys violated freedom of speech laws.
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A Tale of Two Contracts

A Tale of Two Contracts October 14, 2008. By Gordon Gibb.
Hollywood, CA Like any grade-school promise, commercial contracts are just that—a legal pledge, or a guarantee that a promised service will be carried out. A commercial contact is a covenant, and when it is breached commercial contract law comes into play.
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