For any business owner, contracts are often the lifeblood of the company
because it protects a number of important factors. Contracts are legally
binding agreements between two parties and when someone breaks that agreement,
it can lead to business litigation disputes.
A breach of contract is exactly that—someone breaking a contract
by not holding up their end of the agreement. For instance, if an employee
refuses to do a job in their contract, this could be considered a breach.
Or when a company is prevented from finishing a project because of the
Regardless of the cause of the breach of contract, it’s important
to know what happens after the allegations and what legal matters can arise.
What Happens Next
If a contract is broken, there are a few different avenues that may be
explored. First, one or both of the parties may try to enforce the contract.
Another option is to attempt to recover damages should the breach cause
In most cases, a trial or mediation are required to seek remedies for the
breach of contract. The company or individual can try and hold the other
party responsible for the breach and seek various remedies such as damages,
cancellation and restitution, or specific performance.
Damages may come in the form of monetary compensation. These could be decided
as compensatory, punitive, nominal, or liquidated damages, depending on
the decision by the court or mediator. Specific performance can be court
ordered and the party responsible for the breach may be required to complete
If cancellation and restitution is the order, the contract may be cancelled
completely and the non-breaching party may sue the other party. These
are often complex matters that arise during breach of contract cases that
must be handled carefully and with the help of skilled legal representation.
At Patterson, P.C., we have 25 years of experience in all matters involving
Our Houston breach of contract attorneys understand the complexities involved in not only showing that a contract
was broken, but also that the breach led to loss and that the breaching
party should be held responsible.
We know how important your business is to you and we take the steps necessary
to help you protect it from start to finish. If you feel someone has breached
their contract, our firm can help you understand what options you may
have to move forward.
Contact our firm today.