The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies Sued by Former Managers

The Emmy winner Julianna Margulies being sued by her former managers, who claim that they helped hook her up with her starring role on The Good Wife, as well as a cosmetics endorsement deal, and now she has stopped paying them their fair share of her earnings. Margulies, who allegedly hired D/F Management in 2009 to help her “re-emerge as a prominent leading actress,” is demanding $420,000 in unpaid commission. The Good Wife premiered in 2009, and the following year, Margulies was signed by L’Oréal Paris as a spokeswoman; D/F received a 10 percent commission from each, according to the lawsuit. Margulies’ rep has not yet responded to a request for comment. Full article.

Under New York law, a breach of contract can occur when an employers or employees fail to fulfill their obligations under the agreed upon terms. A breach of contract can happen if an employee or employer does not perform the duties that have been promised upon under the original terms of the contract, makes the contract duties impossible to perform, or makes it clear that they will no longer perform under the obligations of the contract.

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