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Chicago Coliseum Club v. Dempsey
Citation:265 Ill. App. 542
Chicago Coliseum Club (hereinafter “the Club”) (plaintiff) contracted with Harry Willis and William Harrison Dempsey (defendant) for their services as boxers in a public boxing exhibition. Per his contract, Dempsey agreed not to engage in any boxing match after the date of the agreement and prior to the date of the exhibition, which was to be held in September 1926. The Club contacted Dempsey to request that he submit to a health examination before the exhibition for insurance purposes. Dempsey replied that he was too busy training for another boxing match also to be held in September 1926 and that he would not fight in the Club’s exhibition. The Club sued Dempsey to recover damages for: (1) lost profits from the exhibition; (2) expenses incurred prior to the signing of the agreement with Dempsey; (3) expenses incurred in attempting to restrain Dempsey from engaging in another match, and (4) expenses incurred after the signing of the agreement and before the breach.
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