breach of promise


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breach of promise

A violation of a promise one has made. You told me you would study for this test, and then you got an F. That sounds like a breach of promise to me!
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Is the real source of the moral resistance to breach of promise that legal compensation is usually incomplete because it fails to take into account the transaction costs of enforcement?
12) This means that many, indeed most, paternity disputes in court were simultaneously breach of promise cases.
In the bible Judges have a book of their own, like Deuteronomy, only more readable, and in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta Trial By Jury the judge married the plaintiff because he couldn't hang around all day, thus did he resolve an action for breach of promise of marriage.
He represented the soccer star in 1969 when he was sued by a 21-year-old Danish au pair for breach of promise.
It baffles us why the world soccer's governing body should publicly raise the issue in a breach of promise, hampering the otherwise smooth preparations for the quadrennial global sports festivity.
She countered his suit for annulment by charging him with fraud, breach of promise and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
A carefully arranged tete-a-tete between the Captain and Amelia ends with Miss Pickles feeling misused and misled (though the playwright skips over key details of their encounter, the rub of the story), and she sues her boarder-cum-fiance for breach of promise.
The plaintiff, Donna Balancia, subsequently sued the Reporter for wrongful termination and breach of promise, calling her discharge "willful, intentional, malicious, fraudulent, oppressive, despicable and/or reckless.
32) For example, the judge in a trial of 1893 commented that "love is not a necessary element in a breach of promise case.
This notice--given on the two-month anniversary of the date when you broke your promise to marry me, and six days prior to the date we were to be married--is provided to you in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Breach of Promise Act.
The height of his development occurs at the Fleet Prison where, because of a breach of promise suit, he observes human suffering and learns to forgive his enemies.
The plaintiffs alleged claims of breach of contract, breach of promise, and lost profits arising from contracts related to a yellow pages listings service.
Speaking in advance of a House of Lords debate on the Wales Bill, Lord Hain, who retired as Labour MP for Neath at the 2015 General Election, described the decision to remove the need for a referendum as "a flagrant and cynical breach of promise to the electorate".
In case the opposite side breaks its promise, we will teach the violators an unforgettable lesson, and make the arrogance regret its breach of promise," the letter said.
In his last point, Khamenehi said, "Fifth, I reiterate once more that the treachery and breach of promise by arrogant states, the US in particular, in this issue and other issues must not be neglected.