We mean business
Comprehensive legal services for businesses
in New Jersey and New York

COVID-19 Notice: In order to best serve you, while being mindful of your health and safety, we are available for consultations and conferences via telephone and video. We can arrange for documents to be prepared, reviewed, signed and exchanged electronically. We are ready to assist you with all of your legal needs.

We are open and ready to assist you. Go to our COVID-19 Updates page to see our latest statement on the crisis and a list of recent news and developments during this challenging time.
comprehensive legal services for businesses

Singer Mary J. Blige sued for breach of contract over concert

Almost all businesses have some contract — in one form or another — that they are a part of. There are contracts between companies, contracts between a business and a customer, leases, and employee contracts, among others. These contracts define how a business should act under a wide array of business situations.

One reason that New Jersey businesses enter into contracts is that it ensures that each party to the contract will actually do what they are promising to do. If one party backs out, or fails to adequately perform then a breach of contract has occurred and the other parties can seek damages. Breach of contract is a common contract dispute.

Famous singer Mary J. Blige has recently been sued for breach of contract for allegedly failing to perform under the terms of one of her contracts. According to the suit, the singer had contracted with Vision Entertainment Worldwide to perform a concert. Under the terms of the contract, Blige had been paid $145,000 as a deposit.

According to VEW, Blige cancelled a few days before the scheduled show. Instead of performing for them, VEW claims that Blige performed elsewhere with Mick Jager and the Rolling Stones. VEW is seeking damages of at least $145,000.

One of the benefits of having a contract is that one party cannot back out of the deal just because they have found a better offer. Once a contract has been negotiated and signed, the parties are obligated to perform. By refusing to perform, a party could face legal consequences including a breach of contract suit. The breaching party could be responsible for any costs the other side has incurred because of the breach. Furthermore, the court could prohibit the breaching party from performing elsewhere during the contract’s term.

Source: The New Age, “Mary J. Blige sued for breach of contract,” June 19, 2013

Office Location

Dunn Lambert, LLC
East 80 Route 4 Suite 170
Paramus, NJ 07652

Paramus Law Office Map

Dunn Lambert, LLC
1745 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10019
New York Law Office Map

Phone: 201-957-0874
Fax: 201-291-0140

Phone: 201-291-0700
Fax: 212-519-9804
Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | U.S.News & world report | 2017

GET ANSWERS from a firm
with a sense of business.


Review US
FindLaw Network