TROY L. BOSWELL p/k/a LEROY TROY v. RFD-TV THE THEATER, LLC, ET AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Mar 21, 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, Troy L. Boswell.

Judge(s): GIBSON

This appeal arises out of a breach of contract action filed by a musical performer after the defendant venue owner cancelled the show in which the plaintiff performed. The trial court found in favor of the plaintiff performer and ordered the defendant to pay $70,744 in damages for breach of contract, $59,864.18 in prejudgment interest, and $90,000 in attorney?s fees. The defendant appeals, arguing that the awards of prejudgment interest and attorney?s fees were erroneous according to Nebraska law, which the parties chose to govern their contract. For the following reasons, we reverse and remand for further proceedings.