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Ford v. Jermon

District Court of Philadelphia
6 Phila. 6 (1865)


Facts

Jermon (defendant) entered into a contract with Ford (plaintiff) under which she would act at theaters that he managed. Upon breach, Ford brought suit for specific performance of the written agreement. Ford filed a bill in equity in the district court, demanding that Jermon be required to act as agreed, but also be enjoined from acting at any theater not managed by him. Ford later amended his demand to only ask that Jermon be enjoined from acting for others. 

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