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Hochster v. De La Tour
Citation:2 E.&B. 678, 118 Eng. Rep. 922
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Hochster v. De La Tour
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De La Tour (defendant) hired Hochster (plaintiff) to accompany him on a trip to commence on June 1st. On May 11th, De La Tour wrote to Hochster to inform him that he had changed his mind and declined Hochster’s services. De La Tour refused to compensate Hochster. Hochster was hired for a similar engagement by Lord Ashburton to commence on July 4th. On May 22nd, Hochster sued De La Tour for breach of contract.
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