breach of contract


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breach of contract

n. failing to perform any term of a contract, written or oral, without a legitimate legal excuse. This may include not completing a job, not paying in full or on time, failure to deliver all the goods, substituting inferior or significantly different goods, not providing a bond when required, being late without excuse, or any act which shows the party will not complete the work ("anticipatory breach.") Breach of contract is one of the most common causes of law suits for damages and/or court-ordered "specific performance" of the contract. (See: breach, anticipatory breach, specific performance)

breach of contract

in the law of contract a breach of contract occurs when at least one party does not perform his obligations under the contract. A statement or a clear intention that there will be no performance is often known as repudiation. Breach results in an award of damages or specific performance (in England) or specific implement (in Scotland). See also ANTICIPATORY BREACH, REMOTENESS OF DAMAGE.
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issued an order yesterday dismissing Darlene Investments, LLC's fraud action against DIRECTV and holding Darlene liable to DIRECTV for Darlene's breach of contract.
The McAfees alleged breach of contract and sought damages for both the breach and for emotional distress.
Decisions in other jurisdictions, however, have held that this provision (or like language)prevents an owner from maintaining a breach of contract action against a subcontractor on a third party beneficiary theory, or prevents a subcontractor from maintaining a breach of contract action against an owner on such a theory.
7 million as a result of the United States government's breach of contract in connection with the enactment of Section 13224 of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993.
David Johns and Oregon Flavor Rack: Plaintiff alleges breach of contract.
Before making any future decisions on what to do with the Belmont property, the district should resolve the damage caused by its breach of contract in abandoning this project.
This prevents the client from claiming a breach of contract if the CPA can't reach the conclusion the client seeks and also prevents a loss of credibility based on preconceived conclusions.
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in its breach of contract lawsuit against the federal government.
As stated in the September 30 Order, H20 brought suit against the Debtor for various causes of action, including fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, money lent, and civil theft in the Florida Circuit Court.