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Dealing with a Breach of Contract

Harding Law Firm - Tuesday, February 16, 2016

One of the most common issues to cause a lawsuit is a breach of contract. According to dictionary.law.com, a breach of contract involves “failing to perform any term of a contract without a legitimate legal excuse.” In other words, a written contract is legally binding. Therefore, if one of the parties involved in the contract goes against one or several parts of the agreement, that party could be held liable for a breach of contract.

What actions are considered a breach of contract?

  • Being late without plausible excuse
  • Failing to complete the job
  • Not paying in full/late payment
  • Substituting different/inferior goods or services than listed
  • Any action that foreshadows that the items on the contract will not be fulfilled by the required party (anticipatory breach)
  • And more, depending on the details of the contract

What do I do if my contract has been breached?

Breach of contract is one of the many Commercial Litigation areas that we practice. If you had a written contract with another party, and the party did not follow through on their end, the Harding Law Firm can help you get justice. Contact us today to discuss your situation and get a FREE consultation!