Celebrity Tequila Brand Settles Lawsuit With Event Designer
One of the perks of having a salaried job is that you don’t have to worry about whether you are going to get paid. A big part of entrepreneurship is chasing clients around to get them to pay what they promised for services you provided. In some instances, clients promise to pay you in advance, but you keep paying more and more money out of pocket until you have fulfilled all of your obligations to the client, and the client has not fulfilled any of its obligations with you. Paradoxically, sometimes it is the clients with the deepest pockets that are the slowest in paying vendors. You should always sign a contract before you provide services to a client, so that if the client does not pay you what they owe, so that there are less disputes about the agreement in a breach of contract lawsuit. Even if you do not have a written contract, you can still sue for breach of contract, but a written agreement contains the written terms that the parties agreed to at the time of the contract. A Los Angeles business litigation lawyer can help you resolve disputes related to nonpayment pursuant to a business contract.
So Much Money for Top Shelf Tequila but Not Enough for the Designers That Make It Look Fabulous
Celebrity perfumes are old news; these days, all the coolest celebrities are developing luxury tequila brands. George Clooney, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kendall Jenner, and Eva Longoria are among the Hollywood stars who have gotten into the tequila business. One celebrity-backed tequila brand has recently settled a lawsuit with an event designer who claimed that the company failed to pay her the amounts it had agreed to pay.
The event designer agreed to design and build display booths for the tequila brand at special events in Colorado and New York in the spring of 2022. The designer put up some of the costs for the events out of her own pocket, as the company had promised to reimburse her for them. The events came and went, and although the tequila looked fabulous in the elegant display booths, the tequila company did not pay.
In November, the event designer filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County court, alleging breach of contract, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, unjust enrichment, alter ego liability, intentional misrepresentation, and violations of the California Business and Professions Code. She requested nearly $108,000 as reimbursement for the money that the company did not pay her, as well as other unspecified damages. The following month, the lawsuit settled out of court for an undisclosed amount, and the court dismissed the lawsuit.
Speak With a Los Angeles Business Dispute Lawyer
A Los Angeles business dispute lawyer can help you if you signed a contract with a client, but the deadline for payment has long since passed, and the client still has not paid. Contact Obagi Law Group, P.C. in Los Angeles, California to discuss your situation or call 424-284-2401.