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.

Ask a Lawyer - Contracts Law questions answered by leading lawyers
Can my corporation be sued?
I signed a real estate lease as an individual and I didn't incorporate until years later when I moved out of the facility...and I am being sued as an INDIVIDUAL as well as my CORP., for past rent.
I was a renter home caught fire cause microwave can i sue microwave company for loss of personal pro
Loan cosignment
Is it possible to due a contract to avoid loan co-signment responsibility? In other words make the other party responsible and not the co-signor
Is a automobile rider agreement legal with just signatures? the top of the rider agreement was not
Is a automobile rider agreement legal with just signatures? the top of the rider agreement was not filled out at all. all are blanks not filled in by the dealership see example below this rider is attached and made part of the retail installment contract dated ______ day of ______, 20________ by and between rock chevrolet, seller and _____________buyer, covering the purchase of one _____________ automobile, motor no. _________________ ( the contract ).
Can I Exclude A Creditor From My Will?
I have two credit cards I got with two different banks. Citicards bought both banks without my consent. They refuse to work with me, transfer my debt to a bank of my choosing, or even provide even the bare minimum level of customer service required by conscience. On the contrary, they appear to go out of their way to be my adversary, and as a result, my financial plan involves giving them the least amount of money I'm legally able. I know they can legally do all this, but it's unconscionable and evil. So, what I'd like to do is explicitly state in my will that, if I die with my debt, then they get nothing, and that any attempts they make to collect should be fought in court until they concede or until all my money and assets are gone, whichever comes first. What I'd like to know is, can I do this? If I do, what happens? Does it effectively screw them back? If not, what other recourse do I have? Can I sell my debt to another bank without Citi's consent the same way they did to me?
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