Cmty. Music Ctrs. of Atlanta, LLC v. JW Broad., Inc., 2013 ILRC 2580, 2013 WL 4516739 (Ga. Ct. App. 2013).
Plaintiff advertised its music education services on defendant's radio station, but failed to pay. The radio station sued for "open account", and the plaintiff counter-claimed for breach of contract and fraud. The crux of plaintiff's claims was that the radio station misrepresented the exposure it would provide through
podcast downloads. According to plaintiff, the radio station failed to fulfill its promise that there would be
“hundreds of thousands of downloads” of the program plaintiff sponsored and, as
a result, plaintiff did not receive the advertising exposure it had bargained
The court found that the radio station was not liable on the breach of contract claim because the plaintiff failed to present any evidence to show that the radio station promised that there
would be a certain number of future downloads of the program. Instead, the radio station "promoted the program's national popularity by stating that it 'has received
hundreds of thousands of downloads,' in other words, in the
past". The fraud claim similarly failed because the plaintiff sought, not a certain number of downloads, but, rather, to sponsor a
radio show for a specific time period. Any prediction regarding future download
statistics would be conjecture, falling short of fraud.