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The Issue Of Texas Law Essay

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ISSUES 1. Under Texas law, is a contract “valid” at the time it was created when a 16-year-old is involved in a contract with a production company, even though such contract is unenforceable? 2. If so, under the same law, was interference of celebrity willful and intentional when celebrity did not have knowing inducement? A. Under the same law, does a celebrity know or should have known his contract with a production company breached the contract between the 16-year-old and the production company, when celebrity was not aware of the latter contract’s exclusive term, and celebrity knew the production company had contracted many artists in the past, even though celebrity knew such contract existed? B. Also, under the same law, does celebrity induce a production company when celebrity said the songs were studio ready, could beat the August deadline, could start recording immediately, and negotiated better terms? BRIEF ANSWERS 1. Yes. When a 16-year-old enters to unenforceable contract with a production company, such contract is valid at a sixteen-year-old’s election. 2. Probably not. The test for whether celebrity’s interference was willful and intentional requires that celebrity has knowing inducement. A. The facts mentioned above, are likely to persuade a court to hold that celebrity did not know or should have known his contract with the production company breached the contract between the 16-year-old and the production company. B. A court will likely hold that
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