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Dodgers File Breach of Contract Lawsuit against Jon Lovitz

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By Kamika Dunlap on May 28, 2010 12:45 PM

Comedian Jon Lovitz and a host of others are facing a hefty breach of contract lawsuit by the Los Angeles Dodgers over claims they failed to pay nearly $100,000 for 2010 season baseball tickets.

The breach of contract lawsuit was filed by Delaware-based Dodger Tickets LLC against Jon Lovitz and others for allegedly not paying $95,400 for 2010 season tickets, the Associated Press reports.

Typically, a breach of contract is one party's failure to live up to any of his or her responsibilities under a contract.

A breach of contract can occur by:

  • the failure to perform as promised;
  • making it impossible for the other party to perform; or
  • the repudiation of the contract (announcing an intent not to perform).

The main remedies for a breach of contract include damages, specific performance, cancellation and restitution.

Apparently, John Lovitz and 100 other individuals agreed to buy three dugout club seats for all baseball games played at Dodger Stadium in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In addition to John Lovitz, filmmaker Steve Marlton is on the hook for alleged non-payment for two club seats for tickets for the 2010-14 seasons. He failed to pay his first installment of $60,000 due on Jan. 8, and now the team is requesting the full price for all five seasons, the lawsuit states.

When a breach of contract occurs (or when a breach is alleged), one or both of the parties may wish to have the contract enforced on its terms, or may try to recover for any financial harm caused by the alleged breach.

In this case, Dodger Tickets LLC is seeking $95,400 and other unspecified damages in the lawsuit.

Lovitz operates a comedy club at Universal Studios Citywalk and is perhaps best known for his work on Saturday Night Live.