“Jersey Shore” Resident in Hot Water for Breach of Contract
Posted on Jan 01, 2016
A lot of people love it, and a lot of people hate it, but there’s no doubt that MTV’s “The Jersey Shore” is making headlines around the globe. Unfortunately for Jenni Farley, known on the show as JWoww, not all press is good press.
The reality star is being sued by her former landlord for a breach of contract in the New York courts, stating that she violated the terms of her rental agreement by filming at the house she was living in. Farley moved into the house about a year before the show made her world-famous, and filmed a few episodes at the house before moving out.
Stuart Levine, the landlord, claims that using the house to film a reality TV series was not part of the rental contract and is suing for $450,000 for breach of contract and property damage. The lawsuit also names “The Jersey Shore” production company, 495 Productions.
A judge may order that Farley and the show’s producers pay restitution for unjust enrichment, because Levine never saw any of the money that was made on property that he owns. It will be up to the New York courts to decide how much, if any, Levine will see of the almost half-million dollars he’s seeking in the lawsuit.
If you have questions regarding a breach of contract in New York, contact the Law Offices of Jonathan M. Cooper to set up a free consultation. An experienced New York business litigation lawyer can help you navigate the complicated world of rental agreements and other contracts.