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How to Navigate an HOA Dispute

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In Oklahoma, Homeowners’ Associations are becoming more common and we’d like to help anyone who is a member to fully understand their obligations and options. The Basics The Homeowners’ Association, or “HOA,” is the governing body of a subdivision or complex. When you buy real estate in an area governed by the association (in the […]

Knowing When to Pursue Action after a Breach of Contract

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You have recently come across an issue and realized that there has been a breach of contract, either from negligence or faulty work. You want to seek compensation through the courts, however the contract was completed a number of years ago. Can you still sue? The Statute of Limitations When determining if you are able […]

Sex Offender Embroiled in Dispute with HOA

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A loophole in Oklahoma state law has one family and the Home Owners Association (HOA) heading to the courtroom. Dustin Graham, 29, was found guilty of possessing child pornography after he had secretly videotaped a woman and an underage girl in a bathroom in his then Oklahoma city apartment. He was sentenced to five years […]

Trump Suing Celebrity Chef for Breach of Contract

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A celebrity chef who backed out of a plan to open up a restaurant in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington is being sued for breach of contract. World-class chef Jose Andres and President Donald Trump were planning to open up an upscale restaurant in Trump’s brand new D.C. Hotel. However, after […]

Walgreens Files $140 Million Breach of Contract Case

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Walgreens has filed a suit against Theranos, a creator of technologies used for drawing and testing blood samples. They are accusing Theranos of breach of contract, though the details of the case are still unclear as both companies signed a confidentiality agreement. Theranos has suffered while trying to gain back public credibility after supplying failing […]

US Government Settles Lawsuit with Muscogee Creek Nation for Over $8 Million

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The U.S. government has settled 17 lawsuits claiming it mismanaged tribal assets and underpaid tribal nations for land. The total settlement is for $492 million. According to a joint press release by the Department of Justice and Department of the Interior, the settlement was part of a push by President Obama to resolve several of […]

Oklahoma Joins Suit Against the Department of Labor Challenging New Overtime Rule

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In late September, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt joined a suit challenging the new Department of Labor overtime rule. The new rule would go into effect December 1, 2016, and doubles the salary required to be exempt from overtime. Pruitt, and others, are concerned that the new rule will harm small businesses that cannot afford […]

Supplier Accuses General Motors of Breach of Contract in New Lawsuit

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Automotive giant General Motors (GM) is at the center of a new lawsuit brought by creditors for a supplier, Clark-Cutler-McDermott Co. (CCM), after the latter made claims of breach of contract, deceptive business practices and fraud. According to the lawsuit, which was filed last month in Massachusetts, CCM has accused GM of scheming to protect […]

Breach of Contract Claim Results in $2M Settlement

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Earlier this month, an Ohio judge ruled against the state School Facilities Commission, and another architect, in a breach of contract claim that was brought by a contractor after a construction project for dormitories located at the Ohio State School for the Deaf and the Ohio State School for the Blind. The settlement, which was […]

Court Delivers Decisive Blow in IP Dispute Between Former Partners

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tesat sdafsdf asdfasdf An ongoing intellectual property (IP) dispute between a biotech firm and one of Delaware’s leading research institutions was dealt a decisive blow late last month, after a judge ruled in favor of the biotech company. iBio, the biotech firm in question, had previously been located in Delaware and enjoyed a decade-long partnership […]