Contracts are a commonly entered agreement between two or more individuals or parties. Most people themselves are subjected to multiple contracts without even knowing it. Cell phone agreements, car insurance policies, and rental agreements are just a few common examples of every day contracts people enter into.
People enter into contracts to ensure that there are legal recourses should one of the parties fail to keep up their end of the bargain. When a party to contract fails to keep its end of the bargain, a breach has occurred. When a breach occurs, legal rights and remedies are triggered, potentially allowing for the non-breaching party to bring a cause of action against the breaching party. For example, a tenant who fails to pay rent to his or her landlord is in breach of the rental agreement. This failure to pay rent is a breach of contract which allows for the landlord to bring a cause of action against the tenant.
The non-breaching party is entitled to damages caused by the breaching party. The measurement of damages varies from situation to situation but in sticking with the landlord/tenant example, the landlord can recover all past due rent owed under the contract.
Breach of contract cases stem from a wide variety of contracts. Some, but not all of the typical breach of contract cases that The Law Office of Steve Slough handles are as follows:
- Construction Contracts
- Land Contracts
- Employment Contracts
- Sales Contracts
- Goods Contracts
- Government Contracts
- Failure to Perform
- Failure to Pay
- Real Estate Contracts
- Oral Agreements
- Writen Agreements
- Construction Contractor Agreements
- Construction Subcontractor Agreements
- Non-Compete Clauses
- Uninsured Motorist Contracts
- Underinsured Motorist Contracts
St. Louis Contract Dispute Law Firm
The Law Office of Steve Slough is a St. Louis contract dispute law firm. The attorneys are experienced at handling a wide variety of breach of contract cases. If you are a party to a contract and are being damaged by someone who is in breach, feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.