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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(13) It seems as though Shavell believes there is no real breach of promise in these circumstances.
He hires the great Waterbuck, Q.C., said to be the best breach of promise man in England.
The cast of players involved in the disputes and lawsuits examined over paternity, illegitimacy and breach of promise included more than just young couples and judges.
Jack's foibles were hard to miss; he was charged with breach of promise and had other contacts with the 'wrong side of the law' that remain on the historical record.
A petition being drawn up says residents are seeking legal advice over possibly suing Coast & Country for breach of promise.
Mr Henslowe, you accuse me with the breach of promise: true it is, I promised to bring you the last scene, which, that you may see finished, I sent you the foule sheet, and the fair I was writing, as your man can testify-which, if great business had not prevented, I had this night finished.
The Tynemouth Gilbert and Sullivan Society are pleased to present the three one-act comic operas composed by Arthur Sullivan in an evening where you will witness a breach of promise, an attempted suicide in a bear pit and encounter an enterprising if somewhat wily landlord.
Fitch thus concludes that a yield cut to 3% ''may ultimately represent the least-bad scenario for many policyholders,'' while representing ''a clear breach of promise and constituting a default for credit-rating purposes.''
Normalization talks are unlikely to restart by year-end because North Korea has taken a hard line over Japan's refusal to let the five abductees return to North Korea, a move that Pyongyang described as a ''breach of promise'' by the Japanese side.
Murphy as one strictly for a breach of promise. The patient specifically asked that she not be sedated, and Dr.
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.
protection...the development of a safe transport system..." (it's a good job the Crown can't be sued for breach of promise) "...promoting fairness and enterprise, providing people with real opportunities to liberate their potential...preparing Britain as a dynamic, knowledge-based economy...
She countered his suit for annulment by charging him with fraud, breach of promise and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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