District Court Finds Late Fee is Not Liquidated Damages
Posted In Breach of Contract
Leeseberg v. Converted Organics Inc., C.A. No. 08-926-GMS (D. Del. Oct. 7, 2009).
Applying Delaware law, the district court concluded that a late fee provision was not a liquidated damages clause and dismissed the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s claim for actual damages. The late fee provision did not bear the label liquidated damages and there was no explicit evidence in the contract indicating that the late fee was the plaintiff’s sole damages in the event of a breach.
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