Case Brief Business Law 101 2/16/13 Heather Brown
Lambert v. Barron (La. Ct. App. 2008) (p.319)
The plaintiff, Lambert, has experience in resolving construction disputes and has a long-
standing professional relationship with the defendant, Barron. Barron’s business was
experiencing financial trouble and sent Lambert copies of construction contracts to
review before his visit to discuss these documents in Farmerville, Louisiana. Before
returning home, Lambert said they contracted for him to provide consulting services for
Barron for one year. At the end of the year Barron received a bill for $34,100. Barron
paid Lambert for one day and three hours of service and claims he never agreed to a year
of service. He hasn’t consulted Lambert for advice since his last agreed upon service.
Affirmed ruling in favor of defendant, Barron.
III. Legal Principle
Was a (legal oral) contract formed between the two parties?
(Was there a breach of contract?)