Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria Faces Breach of Contract Lawsuit

By Kamika Dunlap on June 16, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Star of "Desperate Housewives," Eva Longoria Parker, is facing a breach of contract lawsuit over her Las Vegas restaurant Beso.

Actress Eva Longoria Parker is being sued by a married couple, the restaurant's managers, who were fired and accused of financial shenanigans, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Ronen and Mali Nachum filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Langoria Parker claiming she and other business partners used scare tactics to push them out of their jobs and share of the restaurant.

According to Eva Longoria's reps the allegations are "untrue, and without merit" and the actress is planning to counter sue.

Typically, a breach of contract is one party's failure to live up to any of his or her responsibilities under a contract.

A breach of contract can occur by:

  • the failure to perform as promised;
  • making it impossible for the other party to perform; or
  • the repudiation of the contract (announcing an intent not to perform)

The main remedies for a breach of contract include damages, specific performance, cancellation and restitution.

According to the complaint, the couple says that Longoria Parker and other restaurant business partners sent out a document falsely accusing them of stealing cash, assaulting a food server, and even punching a female patron.

In addition, the couple says that Longoria Parker  sent an email inquiring about meeting in person to discuss her financial investment in the restaurant. When they met, the couple says they were met by six large men, with one holding a video camera, and were given a temporary restraining order to leave or be arrested.

The Nachums are suing for $10,000 for breach of contract and abuse of process and civil conspiracy against Longoria and restaurant co-owner Jonas Lawrence.

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