Gregory's Contract

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Gregory, a comedy writer, entered into a contract with Wessel, a comedian. The contract provided that Gregory would provide Wessel with a 15 minute monologue for his upcoming appearance on the comedy Hour and that Wessel would pay Gregory $250. All Performers on the comedy Hour make $500 per appearance. As Gregory knows, the last time Wessel appeared on the Comedy Hour he was asked to make special guest appearances at three local comedy clubs using the same monologue. Wessel earned a total of $750 for the three performances. Shortly before Wessel was scheduled to appear on the comedy Hour, Gregory informed Wessel that he was unable to provide the monologue. As a result, Wessel was forced to cancel his appearance. Wessel sued for breach of contract and requested damages of $1,250. What will result? Issue, - Gregory had entered into partnership with Wessel where Wessel performed a script (a monologue that Gregory routinely performed for him. Wessel earned his livelihood from this monologue and his career was starting to climb up largely due to this monologue. He was accumulating an audience and was relying on Gregory to produce this monologue unless warned otherwise. Unfortunately, Gregory cut him short. He gave him little warning forcing Wessel to abort his appearance. This could cost him his reputation and cost him his audience since he was not given the chance to prepare another monologue nor had he advance warning to tell them. Rule, Gregory had certainly committed
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