I was a project manager for Lucent Technologies. One of our courses was a on how to write and abide a contract to prevent it being broken by the other party. The lawyer that taught the course kept emphasizing that almost all contracts can be broken it's just a matter of finding where the other side did not live up to the terms of the contract. Unfortunately she probably needs either a contract lawyer, or someone familiar with contracts, to review what transpired. I hate to hear of widows being treated this way.