Contract Law determines when promises are enforceable. The fundamental requirements for forming a binding contract are an offer, acceptance and consideration. To be enforceable, a contract must be formed by competent parties, who give their consent, to a legal agreement.

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) afford consumer contracts unique protections. Please read on to find a contract lawyer, contract attorney, or to access more information in our contract law practice center.

One reason to sue over a contract is when one party commits a breach of contract—stops doing, or fails to do, what the contract states should be done. Defenses that excuse a breach of contract include duress, fraud and misrepresentation, mistake, lack of consideration and the statute of frauds.

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You Must be Innocent in a Breach of Contract Claim
Most of your business activity is likely based on contracts between you and other parties, so broken contracts may form the majority of your legal woes. To bring a business lawsuit against another party for breaking a contract, you must be able to prove certain details about the arrangement.
Contract Damages
When most people sign a contract, they expect to honor the terms of the contract, and hope that the other party will do so as well. There are several kinds of contract remedies available to you if the other party breaches, or breaks, a contract. This article explains those options.
Contract Modification
When negotiating a contract, or after a contract has been signed, you may have reason to want to modify, or change, a contract. Find out how to modify a contract, either before it's been signed or after it's been signed.

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Taking legal action against a Company regarding a subcontracted company
We currently have an issue with a company that outsourced work for our website. The subcontracted company has been dissolved with no notice from either company. We are unable to update or maintain our website now as the subcontracted company was the System Administrator for the website. The parent company says they are unable to take control as they require their "signature" which is impossible to receive. We have an account with the parent company, but they refuse to migrate the website to their company for administration. There only solution was to setup a new domain name, this is unacceptable as all of our equipment and brochures contain the current site. We are losing money each day and advertising wrong prices for our services. Are we able to pursue legal action against the parent company for negligence or for the subcontracting company's actions? What is our way ahead if there is one?
I signed a contract on a used motorcycle, That night, I realized that I'd been taken advantage of.
I haven't taken delivery of the motorcycle. And after realizing that I'd been taken advantage of, I changed my mind. Can I terminate my contract being I haven't taken the motorcycle of the dealer lot.
I had a electric bill that wasn't even mine do I have to pay
The city of tonkawa kept sending a electric bill that wasn't even my bill and the person that was held responsible is dead do I have to pay it cause it's not even my bill my name wasn't even on it I have no relation with the person
I recently sold a truck and did not write "sold as it" on the bill of sale, do i have to return the
When I sold the truck I told the gentleman buying the truck that it was an "as is" deal but did not write "as is" on the bill of sale, the gentleman is now demanding his money back.
I was fired for making a complaint about an atty one too many times. They gave me several weeks to l
encouraging me (7x) that I could (should) tell my co-workers I resigned. They also said they would not contest my unemployment. About nine years ago one of the founding partners (large firm) promised me 6k to pay for a vacation in exchange for going to trial for another paralegal, who suddenly was unavailable due to a pregnancy. So I agreed to reschedule my vacation and go. However, I never went back to them to ask for the money, but now that I was fired I want (need) it. Can they claim it's too late. The offer was verbal, but witnessed by another paralegal, who happens to be a very close friend. But the managing partner also stopped by my office before trial to discuss it with me. So that is three people who knew about it besides myself. Please advise. Even though I was fired out of retaliation (after 15 years of service to the firm) I have no legal claim against the firm because I am not a protected class.
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