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Gym owner files breach of contract claim against former coach

Posted by William J. Cook | Jan 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Business contracts can include terms that cover a multitude of factors, some of which could be intended to provide protection against actions that could otherwise prove harmful to a company. When individuals in Florida feel that the actions of another party violated the terms of such an agreement, they could choose to take every possible measure to protect their interests. The owner of a gymnastics facility in another state has recently filed a lawsuit accusing a former coach of breach of contract.

According to reports, the owner of the gym filed a lawsuit against the former coach after claiming to have learned he took steps to open his own facility while still employed at the gym. The owner claims to have received information indicating the man used gym contacts to find and purchase equipment for the new facility. The owner also says he attempted to harm the company by cancelling practice sessions and sending out emails trying to get clients to break their contracts with the facility.

The owner of the gym claims that the actions of the coach were in violation of his contract and says the incident has caused his business to suffer substantial harm and loss. However, the former coach denies wrongdoing and says that all the allegations against him are false. He also asserts that he never signed a contract with the facility and has accused the other party of violating state labor laws.

Breach of contract disputes can be complex matters and the outcome of similar scenarios can have a significant effect on all parties involved. Those who encounter such disputes and wish to better understand all their available options could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on the best course of action with which to proceed. An attorney can examine the circumstances a client in Florida is facing and assist in developing a strategy to protect his or her interests through the proper channels.

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William J. Cook

William J. Cook represents clients in matters involving business litigation and commercial and employment disputes, securities litigation, business transactions and counseling, and insurance. Mr. Cook's peers have awarded him with the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, which speak...


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