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Contracts Keyed to Templin
Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
Citation:118 N.E. 214 (1917)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon (defendant), hired Wood (plaintiff), giving him the exclusive right to place her endorsement on others’ clothing designs and to market and sell her designs. The contract for these rights was to last one year, and plaintiff was to receive half of all profits and revenues gained regarding these endorsements and designs. The plaintiff sued the defendant for breach of contract, arguing that she made endorsements without him and withheld profits.
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