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- Breach of contract
- What Are the Remedies Available for a Contract Breach?
- Remedies for breach of contract
Breach of contract
Breach of contract is a legal cause of action and a type of civil wrong , in which a binding agreement or bargained-for exchange is not honored by one or more of the parties to the contract by non-performance or interference with the other party's performance. Breach occurs when a party to a contract fails to fulfill its obligation s , whether partially or wholly, as described in the contract, or communicates an intent to fail the obligation or otherwise appears not to be able to perform its obligation under the contract. Where there is breach of contract, the resulting damages will have to be paid by the party breaching the contract to the aggrieved party. If a contract is rescinded, parties are legally allowed to undo the work unless doing so would directly charge the other party at that exact time. It is important to bear in mind that contract law is not the same from country to country. Each country has its own independent, free standing law of contract. Therefore, it makes sense to examine the laws of the country to which the contract is governed before deciding how the law of contract of that country applies to any particular contractual relationship.
What Are the Remedies Available for a Contract Breach?
Back to Blog. Fortunately, contracts are legally-binding agreements, so when a party fails to meet their contracted obligations, there may be a remedy. Such instances are called a breach of contract, and the first important step to claiming your contracted rights is being able to recognize that a breach occurred. While contracts consist of all types of legal agreements and terms, breaches themselves are classified in just a few ways. Here are the four main classifications:. A material breach occurs when one party receives significantly less benefit or a significantly different result than what was specified in a contract.
Remedies for breach of contract
Skip to content. Skip to navigation. In courts of limited jurisdiction, the main remedy is an award of damages. Because specific performance and rescission are equitable remedies that do not fall within the jurisdiction of the magistrate courts, they are not covered in this tutorial. There are two general categories of damages that may be awarded if a breach of contract claim is proved.
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