How much can we sue a DJ forifhe made no effort to show up at a wedding thathe was paid for?

DJ was paid for. 2 hours before time to arrive his “truck broke down” Made no effort to make it to the reception. Several phone calls have been made to him as well as e-mail with no response back. We would like to get him for original cost, cost of new DJ we were lucky to find, and emotional stress to my daughter totaling $3500.

Asked on March 7, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Pennsylvania

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If the disk jockey you hired and paid money for could not attend the wedding due to car issues, then he or she should simply refund you the money that was paid for his scheduled services.

If the new disk jockey cost more than the one that failed to show, then possibly you can bring an action for the increased costs against the first person. As to emotional distress claims, that type of damage is not allowed under the law for breach of contract claims as you have with your question.


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