Remedies-in-Breach-of-Contract-ActionsThere are a multitude of various remedies in breach of contract actions that could be available. It is important to keep in mind that every case, and thus every contract, is different. Typically, the available remedies in breach of contract actions will depend on the specific facts of the contract lawsuit. Some remedies in breach of contract actions that may be available are:

  • Compensatory damages: This is the most common breach of contract remedy. When compensatory damages are awarded, a court orders the person that breached the contract to pay the other person enough money to get what they were promised in the contract elsewhere.
  • Restitution: When a court orders restitution, they tell the person that breached the contract to pay the other person back— in order to put the person in the position they would have been have they never entered the contract.
  • Liquidated damages: These are damages that the parties agree to pay in the event a contract is breached. These damages would be a specific part of the agreement between the parties.
  • Cancellation: The court cancels the contract and decides that the parties are no longer bound by it.
  • Specific Performance: This is when the court forces the breaching party to perform the service or deliver the goods that they promised in the contract. This is typically reserved for cases when the goods or services are unique and no other remedy will suffice.
  • Consequential damages: These are the most difficult to obtain. One example of consequential damages is lost profits.
There are multiple legal remedies available in a breach of contract actions that could be available. Because each contract is different from another, the available breach of contract remedy will differ in each contract lawsuit.