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Unformatted text preview: Difficult to show damages prospectively suffered by business without history Speculative damages disfavored Attorney fees only if stated in contract or allowed by statute Illegal contracts will not be enforced - drug sales, gambling debts Example Cases Cardinal Consulting v. Circo Resorts; booked 50 hotel rooms in Las Vegas Carnival v. Shute cruise ticket Queen Mary II - hit obstruction leaving Ft. Lauderdales Port Everglades; returned to port for two days; passengers kept on board so ship could leave after repairs. Left but damaged engine made ship slower. In order to reach Rio by scheduled arrival date ship has to skip ports of call in Barbados, Aruba, and Northern Brazil. Ships offered 50% rebate to captive passengers. Passengers protested; wanted opportunity to leave ship before Ft. Lauderdale departure since it was not making scheduled stops....
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- Spring '11