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[1] For example, if you left your watch repaired and nothing was said about the amount you would be charged, you would be required to pay the fair value of the services, even if no specific agreement was ever reached. Of course, implicit contracts are sometimes difficult to prove. The fourth element of a treaty is that it must be established for a legitimate purpose. The courts will not enforce treaties that are illegal or contrary to public order. These contracts are considered invalid. For example, a gambling contract would be illegal in many states. If the illegal agreement has not been complied with, neither party may claim damages from the other party or demand the execution of the agreement. If the contract has been performed, neither party may sue the other party for damages or have the contract annulned.

Assuming Smith was not allowed to play the role of sports agent. Jones, however, asked Smith to help him conclude a contract with a professional football team. Jones promised to pay Smith $10,000.00 if Smith could get him a contract in the NFL. Jones pays Smith $1,000 in advance. Smith successfully negotiated a contract for Jones with an NFL team. Jones refuses to pay the remaining $9,000.00. Smith sues Jones. A court would most likely rule in Jones` favor in The Unpaid Commission, as the national sports agent licensing law was violated by Smith acting as an unlicensed sports agent. The agreement to pay him a commission was therefore null and void and cannot be applied. Assuming Jones claims that Smith should not have the right to keep the $1,000.00 advance he had received.

The court would most likely determine that even if Smith was not entitled to the commission, he had been paid and that the court would not help any of the parties to the illegal contract. As a result, Jones was unable to recover the already paid portion of the commission from Smith. Most sports contracts are explicit contracts. An explicit contract is a contract that attests to the agreement of the parties by their words or written words….