Two recent celebrity stories in the news involve breach of contract lawsuits. One lawsuit was brought against hotel heiress Paris Hilton for allegedly failing to promote and wear a company's hair extensions as she had agreed to do. On the other side of the coin, 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner recently settled a lawsuit that he filed against an RV dealership for failing to deliver a coach on time to the set of the movie, "Abduction," in June.
Earlier this month, Lautner settled the lawsuit for $40,000. Lautner had claimed that the dealership, McMahon RV of California, failed to deliver a $300,000 coach as promised. The owner of the dealership, Brent McMahon, had offered to compete in a push-up competition against Lautner in order to settle the lawsuit, but that did not happen. Lautner has said he will donate the settlement to a children's charity, the Lollipop Theater Network.
The Hilton case is still ongoing with a possible countersuit by the heiress in the works. Hairtech International Inc. filed the lawsuit against Hilton in August seeking $35 million in damages. The company claims that Hilton failed to wear and promote hair extensions as she had promised. They also claim that Hilton cost them at least $6.6 million for failing to attend a launch party in 2007.
Hilton missed the appearance because she was in jail for charges related to reckless driving and driving on a suspended license. Hilton's attorneys have said that there is no merit to Hairtech's claims and that they are looking into possibly filing a countersuit. It is yet to be seen whether the case will go to trial. Hilton is currently facing other legal troubles after being arrested recently in Las Vegas and charged with cocaine possession.