Contracts



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
What is the procedure on a lien on property that currently for sale when the amount is disputed?
How can I suggest changes to this indemnification clause to make it more restricted?
Here is the clause on the contract provided by the client: (a) Indemnification by Contractor. Contractor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Company and its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against all claims, liabilities, losses, costs, damages, judgments, penalties, fines, attorneys' fees, court costs and other legal expenses, insurance deductibles and all other expenses arising out of or relating to, directly or indirectly, from: (i) the negligent, grossly negligent, or intentional act or omission of Contractor or its directors, officers, employees, agents or Contractors, (ii) Contractor's failure to perform any of its obligations under this Agreement, and (iii) any act or omission of Contractor in connection with the Work. (b) Notification. Company will promptly notify Contractor of any claim for indemnification. (c) Survival. Contractor's obligations under this Section 10 shall survive termination or expiration of this Agreement.
Can a specific performance be in the form of liquidated damages mentioned in the contract?
The contract mention that in case of failure to comply, party is entitled to specific performance including injuctive relief and in another paragraph mentions about liquidated damages to be pain in case of breach. will specific performance mentioned is actually the liquidated damges?
I have rent a center furniture but never signed a contract. do i have to pay them?
My Real Estate Agent forced me (by intimidation)to sign a property contract higher than I stated/fel
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