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5 factors of a material breach of contract

In an ideal situation, business agreements would all be fulfilled in a manner that mutually benefits all parties. Unfortunately many disputes can arise in the course of doing business. Whether it is a financial issue, delay, miscommunication or some other hindrance, contracts can be broken. You should understand when an unfulfilled obligation classifies as a material breach.

Is your breach of contract material or minor?

Businesses depend on contracts to operate successfully. When one or more parties involved in the contract fail to meet the legal obligations, the contract is breached. Breaches can occur with vendor contracts, commercial contracts, joint venture agreements, employment contracts, supplier contracts and buy-sell contracts. Some breaches of these contracts warrant cancellation of the contract while others do not.

Personal Guarantees in Breach of Contract Lawsuits

One of the recurring issues that Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business litigation attorneys deal with concerns personal guarantees.  This is a frequently misunderstood issue in breach of contract lawsuits and often exposes people to legal liability that they did not know that they had.

Attorney's fee provisions in breach of contract lawsuits

Buffington Law Firm's experienced breach of contract trial lawyers often deal with the issue of attorney's fee provisions in contracts.  As discussed in one of our recent blog articles, in California and most of the United States in a breach of contract lawsuit the loser normally does not pay the winner's attorney's fees as the result of a court judgment.  However, California Civil Code Section 1717 makes an exception to this.  If the contract that is the subject of a lawsuit in fact contains a provision stating that the winner of a lawsuit based upon the contract shall receive its attorney's fees this clause is enforceable.

Avoiding Costly Breach of Contract Lawsuits

One of the most common types of business disputes that Buffington Law Firm's business trial attorneys handle are lawsuits involving an alleged breach of a written contract between two businesses or individuals.  These lawsuits have one feature that other types of lawsuits often lack: an actual written agreement the text of which, at least, is usually not in dispute.

Have a Lawyer Review That Contract Before You Sign It!

Many breach of contract court cases that the business litigation attorneys at Buffington Law Firm have handled derive from situations where our client entered into a contract where the parties agreed "to save money and not use lawyers..." The fact that our Firm later became involved probably tells you all that you need to know about how that turned out.

Breach of Contract Disputes - Common Pitfalls and Considerations Part 2

This article continues our discussion of common pitfalls in contracts that Buffington Law Firm's Orange County business litigation attorneys have dealt with in breach of contract disputes. Breach of contract disputes are probably the most common type of business dispute. We hope that this article will help our clients and readers avoid these pitfalls.  If you have a breach of contract issue, we invite you to call and speak to one of our experienced Orange County breach of contract attorneys as a free legal consultation.

Breach of Contract Disputes - Common Pitfalls and Considerations

Breach of contract disputes are extremely common. Buffington Law Firm's Orange County breach of contract attorneys have handled countless business disputes deriving from breach of contract. In this brief article we will discuss some of the common issues and pitfalls that Buffington Law Firm's business litigation attorneys often deal with in breach of contract cases.

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