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Indian singer sued over concert no-show

Texas music fans may be familiar with the Indian singer Mohit Chauhan. The 50-year-old performer, who is best known for his playback work with Indian film producers, was scheduled to perform in the United States in June 2015, but that concert was eventually cancelled after being postponed twice. The company staging the concert says that it did everything they could to accommodate Chauhan, and it has filed a breach of contract lawsuit seeking damages of $500,000 from the singer.

According to the lawsuit, the concert was postponed for the first time in June 2015 when Mohit told the event organizers that he had no backing band. The company claims that it was not told this when the contract was signed. The concert was rescheduled to take place in September, but Mohit is said to have backed out again due to problems with members of his band. The management company says that the performance was scrubbed completely in November when Mohit demanded additional money just days before he was due to appear on stage.

Mohit denies the allegations contained in the lawsuit, and he says that they have been made purely to tarnish his reputation. He said that it is the event organizers that failed to meet their contractual obligations, and he claims that he has been denied the opportunity to seek work elsewhere.

This case reveals how contentious contract disputes can be and how the two sides involved can have very different accounts of events. Experienced attorneys may seek to avoid such conflicts by ensuring that contract provisions are clear and all parties involved fully understand what is expected of them before any documents are signed. Attorneys may also urge their clients to take swift action as soon as it becomes clear that a legally-binding contract will not be honored.

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