Re: Shock news. Startup pins whole business plan on single big order and gets screwed.
@John Tserkezis - English and American law have the concept of the "unconscionable contract" - a contract with terms that are so one-sided and unfair to the relatively weaker party that they are unenforceable because no reasonable person would otherwise agree to them.
In England it is referred to as "inequality of bargaining power", and courts won't enforce such contracts because they are considered exploitative of the relatively weaker party.
You could imagine that if you are a small specialty glass supplier worth a few million bucks, and Apple comes along and dangles a billion dollar opportunity under your nose, it's quite possible you would feel compelled to agree to any terms they offer, no matter how unconscionable or exploitative they actually are. If such is the case, GT can request relief from the court, probably including payment of sums of money that the court finds that GT reasonably relied on under the legal doctrine of promissory estoppel, otherwise known as "detrimental reliance".
Anyway - there's a lot of case law that says GT may come away with a bunch of money if they can prove certain facts about the contract.