Trump Suing Celebrity Chef for Breach of Contract

A celebrity chef who backed out of a plan to open up a restaurant in the lobby of the Trump International Hotel in Washington is being sued for breach of contract.

World-class chef Jose Andres and President Donald Trump were planning to open up an upscale restaurant in Trump’s brand new D.C. Hotel. However, after Trump’s negative comments about Mexican immigrants during a June 2015 speech, Andres backed out of the deal.

Trump Sues for Breach of Contract

Andres stated that he chose to not go through with the deal because he is a pro-immigration advocate. In August 2015 Trump filed a $10 million breach of contract lawsuit against Andres.

Both Trump and Andres continue to be embroiled in this lengthy lawsuit.

What Is Breach of Contract?

A breach of contract is when a party fails to fulfill any of its contractual obligations. A contract may be breached for a number of reasons, including:

  • A party does not perform on time
  • A party does not perform in accordance with the terms of the contractual agreement
  • A party makes it impossible for the other party to perform as agreed
  • A party does not perform at all

For example, let’s say that you are a business owner and have a contract with another business to have materials delivered to you on Monday evening because “time is of the essence”. If the materials are delivered after Monday, that would be a breach of contract.

What You Need for a Breach of Contract Case

To win a breach of contract case, you will need to prove the following:

  • That a contract existed (this does not necessarily need to be a formal agreement or in writing)
  • That the contract was broken
  • That the defendant is the right party to due
  • That you suffered monetary loss

Do You Need to File a Lawsuit?

Not ever breach of contract case may need to go to court. The issue may be resolved using an alternative dispute resolution, such as having a mediator review the contract dispute. Both parties may also choose to agree on a binding arbitration of a contract dispute.

When to Contact Rick Dane Moore

Rick Dane More and Associates, P.L.L.C. understand the seriousness of a breach of contract and we are committed to ensuring that you are made whole for your losses.

To speak to a breach of contract attorney today, please call (405) 366-0373.