Lumley v. Wagner

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Lumley v. Wagner
Court Chancery Division
Citation 1 De G., M. & G. 604, 42 Eng. Rep. 687 [1852]
Date decided 1852

Facts

Defendant was an opera singer who contracted to sing at plaintiff’s opera. She breached her contract and intended to sing at another opera.


Issues

Whether specific performance can be used in forcing an opera singer to sing at the opera she contracted to sing at.


Rules

The court can compel her not to sing at the other operas, but not to sing at the opera which she contracted to sing at.