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Bar removes video poker machines, sued for breach of contract

When a business in Fort Lauderdale, or elsewhere, enters into a contract with another business, or with a client or customer, that contract is legally binding. As a legal document, in the event that either side backs out or fails to fulfill their end of the contract terms, the other party could choose to take legal action.

The Caddyshack Café and Bar in Louisiana is reportedly being sued by F.A.N. Inc., a video poker company, for breach of contract. According to reports, the bar’s owner signed a contract with F.A.N. Inc. to place an unspecified number of the company’s gaming machines in the bar for a period of ten years. F.A.N. Inc., however, alleged that, after only six years the bar’s owner decided not to continue on with the machine placements, violating their contract and agreement.

It was not reported why bar no longer wanted the machines, nor was it reported whether the contract drafting in this case included any type of early termination terms. F.A.N. Inc. is reportedly seeking damages, but the exact amount was not specified. It is likely that the damages being sought by the video poker company include the rental fees for the remaining time on the contract.

Before you sign a business contract, it may be of benefit to consult with an experienced attorney. A lawyer can help explain all of the legalities that may be included in the contract to help ensure that you fully understand all of the terms before you agree to them. An attorney will also be able to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have.

Source: The Louisiana Record, “Video poker company sues bar for alleged breach of contract”, Kyle Barnett, Sep. 24, 2013

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