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Labor & Employment – Romanian Teacher – Breach of Contract – Damages – Duty of Loyalty (access required)

Foreign Academic & Cultural Exchange Services, Inc. v. Tripon Even though federal law prevents the circuit court from issuing an injunction requiring the defendant-teacher to comply with the parties’ contract provision that requires her to return to Romania at the end of her contract term, plaintiff may still be able to prove that the teacher’s failure to return home to Romania was a breach of the parties’ contract. We reverse summary judgment for the teacher.

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Contract – Impossibility – Environmental Engineer – Soil Remediation — Administrative – Damages – Future Contract Payments (access required)

V.E. Amick & Associates, LLC v. Palmetto Environmental Group, Inc. The retirement of the plaintiff-contractor’s only registered engineer did not make the defendant-subcontractor’s performance impossible. The Department of Health and Environmental Control continued to approve the contractor’s reports; moreover, the subcontractor’s owner admitted that the reason the subcontractor stopped working on the projects was because it ran out of money, not because of impossibility of performance. We affirm the trial court’s denial of the subcontractor’s motions for a directed verdict, judgment notwithstanding the verdict, and a new trial nisi remittitur.

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