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US Soccer Federation facing class action litigation over pay

Running any type of business also means running the risk of facing lawsuits. In some cases, class action litigation can come against a business if consumers, clients, employees or other associated parties believe that they have faced issues as a result of the business's actions. When this happens, companies often have to mount a defense.

Florida readers may be interested in a class action lawsuit involving the members of the U.S. women's national soccer team and the U.S. Soccer Federation. According to reports, the lawsuit stems from unequal pay that players on the women's national team receive in comparison to the pay for players on the men's national soccer team. After the suit was filed, the 28 players on the women's national team joined the class associated with the suit. They hope that, if successful, their claim will result in equitable pay, equitable treatment and the awarding of back pay among other damages.

Does an unfavorable ruling have your company considering appeals?

As a Florida business owner, you likely always want your operations to run as smoothly as possible. Of course, you undoubtedly also know that claims against your company could result from outside parties that could throw a wrench in your activities and your financial structure. Still, you have legal options for addressing any lawsuits that may come against your company or that your company may have to file against others.

Unfortunately, business lawsuits may not always go in your favor, but that does not mean that you are out of luck. Like with other court rulings, you may have reason and the ability to file an appeal to the decision.

Contract disputes can take major toll on business operations

Contracts play a big part in numerous business transactions. In particular, these agreements can help employees understand their roles, benefits, compensation and other aspects relating to their employment. However, it is not uncommon for contract disputes to take place, and business owners may find themselves facing legal predicaments.

Florida readers may be interested in this type of dispute taking place in another area. According to reports, thousands of supermarket workers are planning to go on strike due to the current conflict surrounding their employment contracts. The workers are represented by a union, and multiple chapters of that union have already voted to move forward with the strike. Union representatives indicated that the contract terms will "degrade the quality of life" for the supermarket employees.

Business litigation: Former CEO deleted company files

Most companies are no stranger to external and internal conflicts. In some cases, the disputes are easily resolved, and in others, businesses could suffer damages and need to take legal action due to the actions of disgruntled individuals. Unfortunately, this type of situation may even involve having to move forward with business litigation against a former employee.

Florida readers may want to know more about such a lawsuit currently underway in another area. Apparently, the former CEO and president of a milk equipment firm became disgruntled with the company after not receiving bonus pay for multiple years after receiving a bonus in 2015. As a result, he started trying to undermine the company owners and tried to turn other management-level employees against the company.

Construction litigation hopes to stop project

Though construction projects can often bring new amenities or attractions to an area, these projects are not always met with open arms by the people in the area. In some cases, people may believe that the project will bring more negative impacts than benefits or that it will take up land or space that should be protected. If so, it is possible that companies and developers need to defend their projects in construction litigation.

Florida readers may be interested in a lawsuit that was recently the subject of a court ruling in another state. According to reports, a group known as Protect Our Parks has filed a lawsuit in efforts to stop the construction of the Obama Presidential Center, which is supposed to be built in a park in the area. The representatives for Protect Our Parks believe that public parkland is being confiscated in order to build the center.

Businesses seek appeals in hopes of blocking construction

When companies feel that their business may be negatively affected by a change in the area, they may want to take steps to prevent detrimental impacts to their operations. However, even if they take legal action, their cases might not prove successful at first. Fortunately, that does not mean that they are out of luck, because appeals can often give them additional opportunities to seek their desired results.

Florida readers may be interested in such a situation taking place in another state. According to reports, multiple businesses in a downtown area filed a lawsuit against the city hoping to block the construction of a project that involves multiple new buildings and a public park. The businesses believe that the lack of parking and additional traffic congestion downtown will damage their operations. However, the lawsuit did not prove successful for the businesses, nor did the first appeal.

Preparing for business litigation

Dealing with a business dispute can drain you of energy, time and valuable resources. If a client or employee has breached the terms of a contract, you can't get a customer to pay, or another business is violating your intellectual property, you know what it will cost to pursue your rights. However, you certainly can't afford to let the matter go.

You likely tried to resolve the matter without involving the courts, but if the other party's actions jeopardize the finances, security or reputation of your business, you may have no choice but to fight. Deciding to file a lawsuit means committing to the process while doing whatever you can to protect your company from the harm litigation may cause.

Your commercial operations could face zoning complaints

Owning commercial property in Florida can be lucrative for many reasons. Some individuals may invest in the property and lease it to other companies, or the property owners may conduct business operations of their own on that property. Either way, owning such property can have its benefits.

Of course, you could also face some setbacks if complaints come against your property or the operations taking place on the property. In particular, areas often have various zoning regulations and ordinances that can change over time, so before you purchase property or begin your business operations, you certainly want to make sure you understand those codes.

Energy facility facing class action litigation over odors

Companies can often face complaints about the ways in which they conduct their operations. In some cases, nearby residents may claim that businesses are making it difficult for the residents to live their lives because of the noise, odor or light pollution that some commercial properties emit. In some cases, those who believe they are affected may file legal claims and try to move forward with class action litigation.

Florida readers may be interested in a class action suit was that recently filed in another state. According to reports, two residents who live near an energy facility claim that the odors emanating from the facility are making it difficult for people to use their own property as freely as they would like. The lawsuit is looking to include all residents who live within two miles of the energy facility.

Is your neighbor taking up more room than he or she owns?

Your spouse, children or pets may often take up some of your side of the bed. In fact, you may not mind it because you love them.

However, when you find out that your neighbor is taking up part of your land, you may not be quite so accommodating. You may like your neighbor, but not enough to give him or her part of your property. Even if it happens due to a misunderstanding of the property lines, that does not necessarily mean you have to agree with it.

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