A breach of contract lawsuit can take many different forms in New York. When most people hear the phrase “breach of contract,” they typically conjure up images of corporate boardrooms, CEOs, and major companies. A recent lawsuit against the famous popstar Madonna reminds us that breach of contract lawsuits in New York can be much more abstract in nature and that some contracts are “implied” rather than written.
Fans Sue Madonna for Taking to the Stage Two Hours Late
Two fans in Brooklyn are not happy about their experience at the recent Madonna concert. Last month, the popstar emerged onto the stage at the Barclays Center two hours after her performance was scheduled to begin. This led to a slightly disgruntled crowd that was forced to stand around until the musician finally managed to start the performance.
Two fans say that the concert began sometime after 10:45 PM on December 13th – despite the scheduled start time of 8:30 PM. These two individuals decided to sue the popstar for breach of contract, arguing that the experience was essentially ruined – and that they had to wake up early for other commitments the next morning. In addition, they claim to have suffered transportation issues due to leaving the venue at 1 AM. They claim this led to additional expenses in rideshare fees.
This is a textbook example of an implied breach of contract. Specifically, the fans claim that the implied contract is unconscionable – and that it represents unfair or deceptive trade practices. This might seem unthinkable to the casual observer. After all, Madonna never actually wrote or signed a contract with any of these fans. So how can they sue her for a contract that does not exist?
This situation is also referred to as a “breach of implied terms” or a “breach of an implied-in-fact contract.” As long as certain promises are made through words, actions, or circumstances, plaintiffs can argue that an implied contract is in place. Madonna’s situation could fall into this classification because she made a clear commitment to appear on stage at a certain time. The tickets clearly stated that the performance would begin at 8:30 PM, and she was reportedly more than two hours late.
The real question is whether the plaintiffs can clearly establish that they suffered any real damages as a result of this alleged breach. They have pointed to increased transport fees, but some might say this is “grasping at straws.”
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