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    Default Liability for a Subcontractor's Breach of Contract

    My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Ohio

    We are a small entertainment services company. Recently, a DJ of ours pulled a no show at a wedding and I wound up having to DJ the wedding.I received a call from the wedding planner 5 minutes before the ceremony began so I missed that (we were supposed to do the music for that), barely made it in time for the reception, and didn't have all of their requested songs.

    I did the very best I could and they were grateful I was able to make it, but I waived the balance due and returned the deposit as we are in breach of contract.

    My question is should I be concerned about a further lawsuit or legal trouble?

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    Default Re: Liability for a Subcontractor's Breach of Contract

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    My question is should I be concerned about a further lawsuit or legal trouble?
    Probably not.

    If I'm reading your post correctly you ended up doing the gig for free to make up for the SNAFU.

    A few missing songs didn't cost your client any money so the client really has no damages to sue for.

    I hope you understand, however, that you have good reason to sue your DJ for indemnification of the money you lost on the deal due to his breach of contract.

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    Default Re: Liability for a Subcontractor's Breach of Contract

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    Probably not.

    If I'm reading your post correctly you ended up doing the gig for free to make up for the SNAFU.

    A few missing songs didn't cost your client any money so the client really has no damages to sue for.

    I hope you understand, however, that you have good reason to sue your DJ for indemnification of the money you lost on the deal due to his breach of contract.
    I suspect that suing an employee (presuming that the DJ was an employee) won't work. I've seen employees cost businesses large sums of money without the liability for those damages.
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