When you agree to a contract, you expect the other party to hold up their end of the agreement and abide by the terms. This is a reasonable expectation, but as long as people have created contracts, they have also found ways to breach them, putting both parties in a difficult position.
It's a tale as old as time, or at least as old as modern business law. Individuals form a business partnership with great intentions, but somewhere along the way things get complicated and ultimately untenable for at least one partner.
In the course of doing business, there are many opportunities for contract disputes to arise, as they regularly do. In many cases, when a claim is deemed valid, a court or out-of-court settlement will lay out a plan for fair monetary compensation to settle the matter.
Business partnerships are a tricky affair, not only because they make a business venture so innately personal, but also because they are one of the few business relationships that can legally exist without a written agreement.