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Breach of contract case between Tessera and Sony is settled

When parties settle complex business or contract litigation, there is often a provision in the settlement agreement that prohibits the parties from making the settlement terms public. Often times this confidentiality provision is demanded by the party that is paying consideration over to the other and wants the amount kept private. In the United States District Court for the Northern District of California a settlement was announced in the breach of contract action by Tessera Technologies, Inc. against Sony Corporation.

Retailers settle breach of contract suit over exclusive rights

Retailers often get into disputes over contractual matters regarding products they handle. A prominent recent case in involves a lawsuit by Macy's against J.C. Penney and Martha Stewart for breach of contract. The suit was not filed in California but the contract principles are applicable here.

2 business giants have contract disputes over CIA project

Usually when a company makes a bid on a services contract and the bid is accepted, there is a legal obligation on both parties to go forward. Earlier this year, observers in California and nationally saw the unfolding of one of the more interesting contract disputes when Amazon Web Services (AWS) beat out competitors for a $600 million contract to provide cloud computing to the Central Intelligence Agency. International Business Machines, however, protested the award.

LinkedIn embroiled in business litigation class action

The Internet is spawning civil disputes of unlimited variety as the medium grows, evolves and transforms. Just recently in California four LinkedIn users sued the business networking company for allegedly hacking into their email addresses and trying to use each of their email contacts to recruit more members. The lawsuit is a class action business litigation claim against LinkedIn.

Business litigation: Parties seek ownership of California casino

Becoming the owner of a business is a dream for many in California and across the country. When that dream seems to be in the process of becoming a reality and plans begin to form, the excitement can be almost tangible for those involved. Unfortunately, disputes are common when establishments start to form, and for some, a business litigation may be on the horizon before the first opening.

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