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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Garth Brooks wins breach of contract case and punitive damages

Country singer Garth Brooks recently won a breach of contract case against an Oklahoma hospital that the jury found promised to build a women's center in honor of the singer's mother in exchange for $500,000. The jury concluded that Brooks had been defrauded by the hospital. As contracts profs know, fraud it not an easy thing to prove especially where the case involved an oral agreement. The hospital has to return the original $500,000 and also has to pay $500,000 in punitive damages. Punitive damages are not an easy thing to win in breach of contract cases so congrats to Brooks and to his lawyers.

I haven't found a copy of the complaint or other filings, so I'm just working with the news stories which are posted here and here.

[Nancy Kim]

 

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I think this is awesome. Garth Brooks really did do it. :) I am happy that he got his money plus punitive damages. Way to go Brook's lawyers!!!

Posted by: Naomi | Apr 3, 2013 9:13:12 AM

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