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Ex-Girlfriend vs. 50 Cent
Highest Court New York Supreme Court
Year Ended 2008
Plaintiffs Girlfriend of Artist(s)
Defendants 50 Cent
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description A longtime girlfriend to Curtis Jackson (50 Cent), who is also mother to his child, sued 50 for numerous causes of action after he "made it big," alleging he had earlier promised, in return for supporting him while he was struggling and newly paroled, that "when he makes it big, he will take care of [her] for the rest of [her] life." When 50's celebrity and bank account grew, he pushed for Plaintiff (and provided funds) to start a career investing in properties. After the relationship strained, 50 began sleeping around and allegedly hitting Plaintiff, they split, and Plaintiff filed this suit. It could be taught in first year Contracts classes, as it deals with oral contracts and equitable relief that may arise when such promises are unenforceable. The trial court found that Plaintiff stated causes of action for breach of contract, breach of joint venture agreement, partition of property, and various equitable actions, holding that unmarried cohabitants were legally able to contract regarding financial matters. In its final disposition, however, the court dismissed the complaint in its entirety. Any contract-based claims were blocked by lack of specificity in the original promise or by the Statute of Frauds, as not performable within one year. The court found for 50 Cent on every other cause of action, denying petition of property and dismissing assault and battery (outside the statute of limitations), fraud, and others. Plaintiff's "unjust enrichment" action was also insufficient; 50 had since taken care of Plaintiff, even if she originally took care of him. - LSW

Legal Issues
Business Associations Joint Ventures Joint Venture Agreement
Civil Procedure Interlocutory Orders Preliminary Injunction
Contracts Breach Payment & Performance
  Enforceability Statute of Frauds
  Equitable Remedies Specific Performance
General Equitable Actions Unjust Enrichment
  Equitable Remedies Accounting
    Constructive Trust
    Quantum Meruit
Torts Economic Torts Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement
  Intentional Torts Assault & Battery


Opinions Tompkins v. Jackson
2009 WL 513858
New York Supreme Court , February 03, 2009 ( No. 104745/2008 )


Tompkins v. Jackson
2008 WL 4189090
New York Supreme Court , August 22, 2008 ( No. 0104745/2008 )


Tompkins v. Jackson
2008 WL 5270848
New York Supreme Court , June 11, 2008 ( No. 104745208 )


Tompkins v. Jackson
2008 WL 2548732
New York Supreme Court , May 14, 2008 ( _ )


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Related Searches Parties
50 Cent ( Defendant )
Girlfriend of Artist(s) ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Business Associations / Joint Ventures / Joint Venture Agreement
Civil Procedure / Interlocutory Orders / Preliminary Injunction
Contracts / Breach / Payment & Performance
Contracts / Enforceability / Statute of Frauds
Contracts / Equitable Remedies / Specific Performance
General / Equitable Actions / Unjust Enrichment
General / Equitable Remedies / Accounting
General / Equitable Remedies / Constructive Trust
General / Equitable Remedies / Quantum Meruit
Torts / Economic Torts / Fraud, Misrepresentation & Inducement
Torts / Intentional Torts / Assault & Battery

Courts
New York Supreme Court (highest court)


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