Intentional Breach of Contract
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All businesses rely on contracts to establish the responsibilities and
expectations of other companies they rely on. Whether these are business
to business transactions, construction agreements, or even employer-employee
contracts, all of them protect both parties from legal repercussions.
breaches this contract intentionally, therefore, a business might be forced to seek compensation
for its losses as a result.
If you’ve experienced an intentional breach of contract, talk to
our skilled Houston business litigation attorney about your situation
as soon as possible. Patterson, P.C. can offer you experienced legal advice
regarding your best course of action in this case.
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Types of Breaches
Prosecuting a party for intentional breach of contract means proving that
the party violated the contract “willfully.” There are three
kinds of ways a person or business could violate a business contract.
These types include the following:
Non-material breach: one party fails to perform a minor, non-essential obligation specified
in a product, though the service or product is ultimately delivered
Material/ fundamental breach: one party fails to complete terms essential to the contract’s completion
Anticipatory breach: when the non-breaching party sees the preaching party will not meet its
contractual obligations, terminates the contract, and sues for damage
prior to the breach
Typically, contracts that did not lead to a material or anticipatory breach
are overlooked by the non-breaching party. However, when a failure to
meet contractual obligation leads to significant profit loss, a business
can sue for compensation.
Remedies for Breaches
If you’ve experienced an intentional breach of contract, there are
remedies available to you. Damages and compensatory damages can be rewarded
to make up for any loss you or your company experienced as a result of
the breach. The two types of compensatory damages you could win include
expectation damages and consequential damages.
Expectation damages might cover what you
intended to get out of the contract, based on the contract itself or market value.
Consequential damages are designed to cover indirect damages by the breach
of contract. For example, if the violation of contract contributed indirectly
to your loss of profits, those lost profits would be compensated.
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