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College Wins Breach of Contract Trial Against Former Football Coach

A former head football coach at our client, an independent college in South Carolina, sued in South Carolina state court for breach of contract. He alleged that after a series of written contracts, he had an oral contract of employment with the college’s former athletic director extending through the college’s next fiscal year. He was fired at the end of the football season and he sought damages through the end of the fiscal year. Following trial, the court found that the coach had no enforceable written contract, and that any alleged oral contract violated the Statute of Frauds, giving our client a complete victory against the former coach.

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