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Resolving a contract matter by seeking specific performance

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2023 | Breach Of Contract |

The negotiation of a thorough business contract helps to limit the likelihood of a future dispute. A contract explains what each party owes the other and may even impose penalties for failing to fulfill the agreement. If there is any question about the obligation of one party to another later, referring to the contract can help clarify the matter.

Having clear standards for a business relationship and a written agreement can reduce the likelihood of conflict later. Unfortunately, not every party that signs of contract does so intending to uphold it. A breach of contract dispute can drag on for months and may even require litigation to resolve. Those impacted by a contract breach may suffer business setbacks. Requesting specific performance is one means of resolving a contract dispute appropriately.

What specific performance entails

There are many ways to resolve a breach of contract issue in civil court. A judge who reviews a contract and determines that a breach did occur can award financial compensation for damages to the plaintiff. They can also order specific performance.

The party that breached the contract may need to fulfill the obligations outlined in the initial agreement to comply with the order of specific performance. The judge might even impose different requirements depending on the circumstances. An order of specific performance can compel one party to perform certain work or even deliver goods and materials as promised.

In situations where finding another supplier or service provider might prove prohibitively difficult, an order of specific performance may be the best solution to a contract breach scenario. Understanding how the courts can help resolve a business disagreement may facilitate a more informed outcome to a contract dispute.