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How can you prevent trouble from construction litigation?

You are a subcontractor. You take your work seriously and always do your best to complete jobs on time or early.

You don't want to end up in court over constract disputes or other issues. There are some things you can do to protect yourself, though, so that you can minimize the risk of having to go through litigation in the future.

CNN settles contract dispute after over a decade of litigation

Contract disputes can sour business relationships and hurt both contractors and their clients. Breaching a contract is often serious because it can result in financial losses and damages. A homeowner, for example, may see that a project is not done on time and be upset because they have to continue to live elsewhere, costing them much more money than expected. An employee might sue over a violation of a contract that leads to a loss of compensation.

Sometimes, disputes happen on a much larger scale. Take, for example, a case involving CNN and its unionized camera operators. CNN has agreed to pay $76 million in backpay to settle the dispute that involved the firing of those same workers in 2003.

As electric scooters become popular, crashes draw attention

If you love getting around the city with an electric scooter, you might be in for a surprise when you see the following news. Researchers claim that thousands of people end up in hospitals, and even more people get hurt, using these devices. Now, the electronic scooters are being blamed for tens of thousands of injuries all over the United States.

Many cities opted to bring these scooters into their boundaries and to rent them through phone apps. The idea is that these rental scooters make it easier to get around the city without a car. The problem is that they can be dangerous and lead to a greater number of traffic accidents and injuries.

Pedestrian safety: Know the increased risk of a high-speed crash

Going at an average speed on a highway is certainly fast enough to cause injuries if a collision happens. In fact, speed is directly related to the severity of injuries in a crash.

More specifically, you can look at the impact of speed on pedestrian injuries. This is a topic that has been extensively studied, so the data is firm in the reality that the faster vehicles travel, the more likely it is that a pedestrian will be badly hurt or killed when hit.

Protect your company against a bad-faith insurance claim

When a person makes an insurance claim, they may believe that it will be approved without question. The reality is that the individual may not get the results they were expecting. The insurance company's policy may not cover that particular type of injury or accident, leaving the alleged victim without the ability to claim.

Insurance companies do have a bottom line that has to be met. After all, these companies are there to earn money, not to lose it. For that reason, any claim seeking benefits should be carefully considered and only paid a fair award.

2 Carnival ships collide on cruise to Mexico

There is nothing worse to imagine than planning an amazing trip and getting hurt on it. You spend a lot of money and time planning the perfect getaway, but when other people don't take your safety seriously, you can end up getting hurt.

Cruise ships are great for getting away, but there can still be accidents. When ships dock, they could collide with the dock or other ships. In worst-case scenarios, people could be badly hurt by a collision.

Breaches of contract can have implications for your business

If you accidentally breached your contract or have an arrangement with someone who has breached theirs, it's important for you to know how to handle it. Your contract is a binding agreement, but the way you handle a breach might vary based on any number of factors.

The breach may be described as material or immaterial. Immaterial breaches may not have as significant of impacts as material breaches, so there are different remedies for each. Your contract should have already discussed possible penalties for breaching the contract.

Florida's sea rise could threaten properties along the coast

One thing that Florida residents may have to worry about is the continued rise of the sea. Sea rise can have a significant impact on the state, especially because there are so many people living along the coast.

As the sea continues to rise due to natural disasters like hurricanes or climate change, residents in Florida may see floodwaters and the sea levels impacting their homes. If this isn't considered during construction, then entire properties could be ruined.

3 tips to avoid crashes during the busy tourist season

With winter just around the corner, this is the time of year when you start seeing snowbirds fleeing to Florida during the winter months. As much as tourism is a great benefit to the local economy, it can also mean that residents struggle to get to work, go to the beach or participate in other activities. Congested roadways and drivers who don't know local traffic laws make things worse.

As a resident of Miami, you should know that there are some ways to help protect yourself when tourism peaks in the winter months. Here are some ideas.

6 hurt in dramatic Interstate 95 crash in Florida

In serious car crashes, people can be badly hurt or killed. People who are moving too quickly in their vehicles or not paying attention to the road can end up causing car crashes that leave multiple people struggling to survive.

That's what happened in this case involving two vehicles that were reportedly "destroyed" on Interstate 95. The crash happened at around 11:25 a.m. when a GMC Envoy and a pick-up truck collided.

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