What legal actions can be taken after a breach of contract?

by | Oct 8, 2014 | Contract Disputes |

The business world can be unforgiving, volatile and fiercely competitive. Employers often struggle enormously when it comes to running their business because they must focus not only on making a company successful, but also on ensuring they are not violating any laws or the rights of their employees.

This is why many companies utilize contracts. There can be contracts in place with employees, insurers, consumers and other companies, which are intended to protect a business and its interests. As effective as these contracts can be, there are often situations when a business owner must take action if someone fails to comply with the terms set in a contract. 

Contracts are intended to specify the terms of a transaction and clearly define the expectations of both parties. If someone breaches a contract, they can face legal repercussions. A breach of contract can happen when a party with whom a company has a contract fails to act within the scope of the contract or do what is promised in the contract. 

For example, a breach of contract could include failure to provide promised services, unauthorized use or sale of materials or inadequate fulfillment of financial obligations. If a party breaches a contract in any way, it may be appropriate to file a legal claim and hold the breaching party accountable.

There are some common legal remedies that are often sought after a breach of contract. One involves money and can help non-breaching parties collect compensation. Money can be awarded for damages, restitution or to fulfill the obligations of the original contract. Another legal remedy typically ends with the cancellation of a contract or court-ordered fulfillment of the contract by the breaching party.

Business laws and contract disputes can be very complicated; there is also often a lot riding on compliance and fulfillment. Seeking legal guidance can be crucial for any business or party in Ohio that is affected by the failure to successfully carry out a contract.