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.
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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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Is it possible to get out of a signed contract (2 years out of 5 have been served) if it can be prov
Jan. 2011 I was threatened into signing a contract with the Professionals Resource Network (PRN) of Fla. after calling to request information about voluntary contracts. The threat was they would turn me into the Pharmacy Board if an evaluation with a PRN approved psychiatrist was not obtained immediately. Sobriety date is Jan.6,2002 and had previously ended a PRN contract in June 2007. I have been threatened and harassed for over 2 years of a 5 year contract I was forced into signing. I have asked many times what was presented to the director that resulted in this 5 year sentence and constant harassment , threats and bullying by the "case manger" - the one who I spoke to on that first phone call who never allowed me to speak to anyone else. If I could find out who to go to that could get the information and if false information was documented about me- I want to know and sue the one responsible for making my life unbearable for the past 2 years and get that contract terminated.
Can I sue someone in a state different from where the crime took place?
In a diluted version, I was defrauded by someone in New York. I live in Kansas and would like to sue them. My question is, Can I hire a Kansas lawyer to litigate the case on my behalf? Or, the other way, could I hire a NY lawyer to do the same thing? If so, how? The case involves me purchasing a new engine and never receiving it. I'm out $2700+ just for the replacement of the engine. Not to mention the costs encountered to obtain another engine. This includes, fuel, travel, lodging etc. I have an abundance of paperwork, transactions, receipts, contracts, recordings, emails etc.. In closing, I would like a Kansas or New York lawyer to fight this case entirely for me, on my behalf, and take their "cost" out of "winnings."
Got hit by a company truck, they settled with estimate money, I didn't cash the check.Is the contrac
I had evidence their driver hit me in a company truck, i had to get 2 estimates before they would settle. I had to sign a release to get the money not knowing that repairs to my car would be more. I didn't cash their check. Would this settlement still be legal?
Is there any cases that can exclude seller's liability in damage of goods in delivery?
I know that sellers are responsible for the damage caused to goods during the delivery, but I just could not find any court's judgement in favoring the seller's right in the case. How could I defend my respondent?
Professional Pet Sitting Contract
I'm bonded & insured thru Business Insurers of the Carolinas . How can I avoid being sued personally if anything should ever happen. If the contract says that any claim is limited to the pet sitters liability only does this cover me. Or should I become an LLC?
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