Contract breaches come in several forms

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2021 | Business Litigation

When you enter a contract, you expect the other party to carry out their side of the agreement. If someone in Georgia fails to fulfill a contract you entered, you probably feel frustrated. Fortunately, you have legal recourse when someone doesn’t complete their side of a valid contract.

Just as there are multiple sorts of contracts, there are also multiple forms of contract breaches. Finding remedies for such breaches sometimes involves civil litigation.

Minor breach

A minor breach of contract is what it sounds like: The other party fulfills their end of the bargain, but they do it late. Of course, from your point of view, that might not feel minor at all. If you need a service or product by a specific date, your plans can go awry when the other party doesn’t fulfill their duties on time.

Material breach

When the other party provides an incorrect product or a service that’s different from what you agreed to, that’s a material breach. For example, the other party may have tried to fulfill their side of the contract, but they got it wrong. That can have serious consequences for you.

Actual breach

If the other party fails to fulfill the contract, that is an actual breach. It means the breach is currently happening or has already happened. An actual breach can be material or minor.

Anticipatory breach

In an anticipatory breach, the other party plans to avoid their contractual duties. An actual breach hasn’t occurred, but it will in the future.

As you can see, not all contract breaches are the same, and some of them can overlap. If someone has breached their contract with you, you might benefit from contacting an attorney with experience in business litigation.