In a recent lawsuit, actor Mario Lopez was sued for breach of contract by a Philadelphia promoter named Robert Capone. Lopez is commonly known for his role in the popular t.v. show “Saved by the Bell,” among other roles. Capone alleges that Lopez failed to show up for a paid personal appearance at the Roxy and possibly at Penn’s Landing Caterers. He was allegedly to have received $15,000 for the appearances.
Under New York contract law, a party may be liable for a breach of services contract when he or she fails to provide the services that were agreed upon. In order to succeed upon such a claim against Lopez in the state of New York, the promoter would have to demonstrate the following:
- The agreement between the parties was enforceable and valid under New York law.
- The promoter upheld his end of the bargain under the contract.
- If the services were intended to be rendered over the course of more than one year, the contract between the parties was reduced to writing.
- Lopez failed to uphold his obligations by not attending the appearances.
- Capone suffered harm as a direct result of this failure.
Succeeding on a breach of services contract claim in New York requires the knowledge and guidance of an experienced legal professional. Breach of services contract claims involve several technicalities that must be carefully followed. For more information about pursuing a claim following a New York breach of contract, contact an experienced New York business litigation lawyer today. Call our office at (888) 497-3410 for a free consultation.