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Ex-Manager To Chappelle: Pay Up, Bitch! Contract or not?

Introduction to Law and Contracts.

The Smoking Gun (2005). Ex-Manager To Chappelle: Pay Up, Bitch! December 13. Retrieved from http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/ex-manager-chappelle-pay-bitch

1. Identify and explain the elements of a contract and explain if the requisite elements of a valid contract were present.

2. Discuss whether Chappelle breached the contract or not.

3. Discuss any remedies available if Chappelle breached the contract.

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Introduction to Law and Contracts.

The Smoking Gun (2005). Ex-Manager To Chappelle: Pay Up, Bitch! December 13. Retrieved from http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/ex-manager-chappelle-pay-bitch

1. Identify and explain the elements of a contract and explain if the requisite elements of a valid contract were present.

2. Discuss whether Chappelle breached the contract or not.

3. Discuss any remedies available if Chappelle breached the contract.

DECEMBER 13--Claiming that Dave Chappelle has stiffed him for at least $864,500, the comedian's former personal manager has sued the star, opening a window on the performer's finances and his lucrative Comedy Central deal. In a breach of contract complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Mustafa Abuelhija claims that he and Chappelle last September entered into a management agreement, though the deal 'was never reduced to writing.' In late-June, upon his return from an abrupt and mysterious South African sojourn, the 32-year-old Chappelle fired Abuelhija during a meeting at a San Francisco hotel, according to the lawsuit, an excerpt of which you'll find below. During his 10 months as Chappelle's manager, Abuelhija contends that he played a crucial role in deals that earned the comedian about $10 million (and which potentially could earn Chappelle tens of millions more). Abuelhija, who began working as Chappelle's 'jack-of-all-trades' in 2001, claims that he is owed a piece of the performer's ...

Solution Summary

Your tutorial is 513 words and a reference to the article telling the story. The discussion claims there is a contract (an implied one) but that the terms of the offer and the duties under the contract are not known, making a determination of breach difficult.

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