WORLD CLASSIC PRODUCTIONS, INC. v. RFD-TV THE THEATER, LLC, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 18, 2016

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

W. Scott Sims and David Gilbert Schuette, Nashville, Tennessee, for the appellant, RFD- TV The Theater, LLC.

Attorneys 2:

Bruce H. Phillips and Sarah Kathryn Gritton, Brentwood, Tennessee, for the appellee, World Classic Productions, Inc.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal arises out of a breach of contract action. The plaintiff is a corporate entity that represents a musical group. The defendant is a venue owner that cancelled the show in which the musical group performed. After a bench trial, the trial court found in favor of the plaintiff and ordered the defendant venue owner to pay $195,741.86 in damages for breach of contract and $166,353.77 in prejudgment interest. The defendant appeals, arguing that the award of prejudgment interest was erroneous according to Nebraska law, which the parties chose to govern their contract. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.