If your tech business licenses your products and intellectual property to another company, then you need someone on your side -- an intellectual property lawyer -- to monitor the arrangement and protect your interests. In some cases, businesses start out with a good agreement that lasts for years, but somewhere along the line one party stops honoring the contract in full.
If you or another party has breached a contract, then it must be determined whether the breach is material or immaterial in order to determine the appropriate remedy. An immaterial breach typically involves a minor error that results in little if any actual harm. A material breach undermines the purpose of the contract and may lead to damages being paid by the breaching party.
According to the California HealthCare Foundation, since 2002, workplace health insurance premiums in California have risen 185 percent, far outpacing the state's inflation rate of 33 percent. This increase in employers' health insurance rates is expected to continue even as medical spending is down and uncompensated care has decreased significantly.
Some Orange County Register subscribers didn't receive a paper for days after the company switched delivery services in early October. According to the owner of the Register's parent company, Freedom Communications, the change came after The Los Angeles Times, which has contracted to deliver the Register since 2009, "refused to guarantee uninterrupted delivery" of the paper.