A Costa Mesa business attorney drafts contracts on a routine basis. Contracts are at the heart of commercial industries. They establish the rights and responsibilities of each party so that both parties clearly understand their relationship with each other. They also sometimes provide certain remedies when the contract is breached, or broken. A Costa Mesa…

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Colwel Platinum Entertainment recently filed suit against former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert over a contract dispute. According to the music production company, the singer violated a Co-publishing agreement and Music Services Agreement with Colwel by appearing on the reality television show.  Colwel filed the lawsuit in federal court in California last week. The lawsuit…

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Time Warner Inc. recently settled a breach of contract lawsuit filed by former “Two and a Half Men” actor Charlie Sheen.  Sheen filed the lawsuit in March after he was fired from the show. In the lawsuit, Sheen accused Time Warner subsidiary Warner Bros. and “Two and Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre of retaliation and…

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ALM International is pursing commercial litigation against Donald Trump for his alleged failure to make payments regarding his Trump clothing brand.  Trump’s company hired ALM in 2003 to help them obtain clothing licensing for his line of dress shirts and neckwear. ALM planned meetings with companies in the apparel industry and Trump.  Ultimately, PVH, previously…

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This week, Hewlett-Packard filed suit against Oracle claiming that they committed breach of contract by not supporting the release of Intel’s Itanium processor.  In addition, HP accuses Oracle of intentional contract interference for prospective economic advantage, defamation-libel, and violation of California’s professional and business codes. A statement from HP reads, “HP believes that Oracle’s March…

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Tessera Inc., a subsidiary of Tessera Technologies, Inc., announced last Friday that they have filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Sony Corporation.  The lawsuit was filed in the California State Court of Santa Clara County. According to the lawsuit, Sony committed breach of contract, sought declaratory relief, and committed breach of the covenant of…

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