Denver Broncos fans may have heard of a recent dispute regarding the venue for final game of the NFL post season. During the week of Super Bowl XLVIII, the company that handled the installation of turf for the big game's 2014 stadium has sued UBU Sports, an entity that includes New Meadowlands Stadium Co. LLC and Dalton, Georgia-based Turf Industry Inc., for allegedly not paying the full amount due in the contract. UBU Sports is now face an impending lawsuit regarding the contract disputes.
The Denver International Airport has sued the Regional Transportation District for $53 million following a contract dispute. Although both entities have been working together on the South Terminal Redevelopment Program, there is a disagreement about who should pay for it. According to information revealed from the recent lawsuit, the disagreement was first brought to a mediator in May of 2012.
Colorado consumers may have heard that Macy's has announced a settlement to its lawsuit against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. The companies said that the accord in the contract dispute would not materially affect their businesses, and that they looked forward to a continuation of their successful partnership. However, Macy's said that its related lawsuit against J.C. Penney was not affected by this settlement and would move forward.
The Colorado attorney general announced that the president of tire recycler Colorado Tire Solutions admitted to filing fraudulent claims of waste tire tonnage. Accused of this fraud, the man pleaded guilty on Sept. 5 to one count of possession of a forged instrument and one court of forgery. The court sentenced him to 10 days in jail and two years of probation. He will also have to reimburse the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for $17,189, and his company was ordered to pay the Colorado Environmental Crimes sampling fund a $10,000 fine.
A breach of contract suit has been filed against a local Colorado cabinetmaking company and its individual owners by a Pennsylvania finance company. The finance company alleges that the cabinetmaker owes it $140,000 in unpaid payments on a finance agreement entered into in 2012, pursuant to which the finance company advanced funds to enable the cabinet maker to acquire a machine saw.
The cable and TV entertainment industries are starting to see a significant shift in consumer habits and spending. These changes can likely be attributed partly to technological advancements and a struggling economy, but a significant number of people are finding alternatives to having cable because of the ongoing and frustrating disputes between networks and cable providers.
Business owners in Colorado are generally very serious about protecting their companies. They want to make sure they do whatever it takes to ensure that they stay competitive in the market, while also ensuring their company is a good place for employees to work. Maintaining this balance can be a delicate process, and some companies who value one of these goals significantly more than the other can end up facing legal consequences. This can be especially true when it comes to contract disputes.
Looking for a new job can be a challenging time in a person's life. Whether they are unemployed or working in an undesirable job, the prospect of moving to a different position at a different company can be both exciting and stressful. On the other side of this is the employer with a position to fill. Managers and owners may also be feeling a bit anxious as they try to keep their company running with at least one job opening unfulfilled.
Business owners have a responsibility to comply with state and federal employment laws. In general, laws that govern discrimination, harassment and employment contracts are aimed at protecting employees from being unfairly mistreated, fired or denied a position. However, because Colorado is an at-will employment state, a person can generally be fired at any time as long as there is no ill motive in the termination.
There is no doubt that a number of our readers are Denver Broncos fans or fans of the NFL in general so we thought it might interesting to highlight the ongoing contract dispute between the National Football League and the referee's union. The NFL is big business to be sure with $9 billion in annual revenue. The fallout of the failed contract negotiations thus far has been a real sore spot for fans and the league's reputation in general. Many pundits and columnists are calling for the head of the NFL, Roger Goodell to resign from his post in light of the debacle that this week's NFL games have entailed.