personal services

   In contract law, the talents of a person that are special or unique and cannot be performed exactly the same by another. These can include the talents of a performer, writer or professional. Someone who has contracted to provide personal services and withdraws (e.g., an actor who fails to show up) is liable for damages based on the difficulty of replacing her or him.

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  • personal services — In contract law, the talents of a person such as an artist or actor that are unusual, special, or unique and cannot be performed exactly the same by another person. The value of personal services is greater than general labor; for instance,… …   Law dictionary

  • Personal Services —    Comédie de Terry Jones, avec Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox.   Pays: Grande Bretagne   Date de sortie: 1987   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 45    Résumé    Les hypocrisies de la «perfide Albion» mises en évidence par l… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Personal Services — Infobox Film name = Personal Services caption = Theatrical release poster director = Terry Jones producer = Tim Bevan writer = David Leland| starring = Julie Walters Shirley Stelfox Alec McCowen Danny Schiller Tim Woodward movie music =… …   Wikipedia

  • personal services — The work and labor of a certain person. For some purposes, inclusive of the services of an instrumentality, such as a team of horses. 34 Am J1st Logs § 107. Work performed in reference to the person, such as by the valet of a man or the personal… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • personal services —    extramarital sexual activity    The term is often used by prostitutes:     Recruiting a lady of my acquaintance for personal and espionage services... (Boyle, 1979) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • personal services — …   Useful english dictionary

  • personal — per·son·al adj 1: of, relating to, or affecting a person: as a: of, relating to, or based on the existence or presence of a person see also personal injury; personal jurisdiction at jurisdiction b …   Law dictionary

  • services — index agency (legal relationship) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 services …   Law dictionary

  • Personal service corporation — A corporation is a personal service corporation if it meets all of the following requirements: [IRS Publication 542 (02/2006)] 1. Its principal activity during the “testing period” is performing personal services (defined later). Generally, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Personal-Service Corporation — A corporation that is created for the purpose of providing personal services to individuals or groups. To be considered a personal service corporation by the IRS, the employee owners must perform at least 20% of the personal services themselves.… …   Investment dictionary

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