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Only in California – breach of contract and unjust enrichment

Carrie Prejean via the BBC websiteBy Meredith R Miller on ContractsProf Blog, a story that needs no further commentary:

Was Carrie Prejean Unjustly Enriched? (Nudge Nudge Wink Wink)

You’ll undoubtedly recall that, back in May, we mentioned that Miss California USA (aka Donald Trump) might terminate then-Miss California Carrie Prejean for breach of contract; Prejean was in fact de-crowned, and she sued the pageant organizers for a whole host of things, including discrimination based on her anti-gay marriage stance and violation of her privacy when a representative acknowledged publicly that she had breast implants. The franchise wasted no time with a countersuit and, according to CNN, one of the claims seeks to recover some $5000 the pageant organizers loaned Prejean for the breast implant surgery – pursuant to an oral agreement between the parties.

Some stories, even contracts profs can’t make up. This ugly tale of caution is one of them.

Update (12 November 2009): the case has settled, but controversy continues to follow her.

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

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