A contract violation may occur when one of the terms listed in the contract is broken or disregarded. This is generally termed a “breach of contract”, and can include many different types of violations. Generally speaking, once a contract is signed, the parties then become under obligation to keep their part of the bargain. Failure to do so can result in legal consequences.
A contract violation or breach of contract can occur when one party fails to perform an obligation owed to the other party in accordance to the terms of the contract previously agreed upon. This can be something like failing to perform on time or failing to perform on a promise that they previously agreed upon.
There can be many, many different ways in which a contract term can be violated. Some common examples of contract violations include:
There can be many other different contract violations, depending on the nature of the contract and the contract terms involved. Some violations can happen over a longer period of time (such as when a renewable contract suddenly gets terminated after several years).
When there is a contract violation or breach, the non-breaching party of the contract can either have the terms of the contract enforced or may try to recover for any financial harm that the violation caused. If the violation was very severe, the other party can recover for damages and also terminate the contract in its entirety. When this occurs, the non-breaching party does not need to perform any obligation promised under the contract and can recover for their losses in damages. There are two basic types of remedies for a contact violation:
Usually, a party can only receive either damages or an equitable remedy for a contract violation, not both. In some instances, the court may allow the parties to re-write or edit the contract so that it reflects changes in the parties’ circumstances.
Contract violations can cost a lot in terms of lost profits and other expenses. You may wish to hire a qualified contracts lawyer in your area if you need help with contract violation issues. Your attorney can help you file your claim, and can represent you in court during the lawsuit proceedings.
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