Anglia Television Ltd. V. Reed

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Anglia Television Ltd. V. Reed
In the case of Anglia Television Ltd. V. Reed, the defendant Robert Reed contracted to star in a play that the plaintiff Anglia was producing. According to Law Nix, the defendant agreed to make himself available for the dates that they would be filming the play, in exchange for 1,050 pounds, a 100 pounds a week living expense, and first class air fare between England and the United States. The defendant repudiated the contract and informed the plaintiff that he was set to do another play and would not be able to commit to their production (Law Nix). Being that the defendant was already committed to doing the plaintiff’s play they sued him for wasted expenditures but not for lost profits.
According to Law Nix the courts allowed the plaintiff to recover all of its damages from both before and after the defendant rescinded the contract. The issue was determining what damages would be available to the plaintiff in a claim for wasted expenditure from a breach of contract. A plaintiff is not limited to expenditures incurred after the formation of the contract in a claim for wasted expenditure from a breach of contract (Law Nix).
A contract is a legally enforceable exchange of promises or an exchange of a promise for an act that assures the parties to the agreement that their promises will be enforceable. According to Kubasek, Brennan, and Browne a contract law is grounded in the case law of the state and federal courts, as well as state and…

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