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Wheaton, IL Breach of Contract Attorney

Villa Park civil litigation attorneys for contract disputes

Lawyers for Contract Litigation in Glen Ellyn and DuPage County, Illinois

Contractual agreements are meant to protect the rights of all parties involved while ensuring that they meet their obligations. If one party believes that the other has violated the terms of a contract, litigation may be necessary to determine whether a breach of contract occurred and whether damages should be awarded to the non-breaching party. Representation by a skilled attorney is crucial in these types of cases, and a party to a contract will want to determine the best steps they can take to address their concerns and reach a positive outcome to their disputes.

Whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant in a breach of contract case, NN Legal Group can provide the legal help and representation you need. We regularly work with business owners to address contractual issues and other business law concerns, and we are highly experienced in civil litigation involving contract disputes and other related matters. Attorney Nicolas Nelson has over 12 years of experience assisting clients with legal issues, and he can advise you on the best steps to take to resolve your breach of contract case successfully.

Establishing a Breach of Contract

When parties enter into a contract, they are legally bound to follow the terms of their agreement. Contract breaches can occur in multiple different situations, such as a party to a business contract failing to complete work after receiving payment, an employee or former employee violating the terms of a non-compete or non-disclosure agreement, or a party attempting to back out of a real estate transaction after signing a purchase contract. The plaintiff in a breach of contract case will need to show that:

  1. The parties entered into a valid, enforceable contract.
  2. The plaintiff fulfilled their obligations under the contract.
  3. The defendant failed to follow some or all of the contract's terms.
  4. The plaintiff experienced damages as a result of the defendant's breach of contract.

Contract litigation typically involves a material breach, which is a violation of the contract's terms that undermined the purpose of the agreement or caused significant damages to the plaintiff. Litigation may also be necessary in the case of an anticipatory breach where the defendant provides notice to the plaintiff that they will not be able to meet their obligations.

Breach of Contract Remedies

When litigating a case involving a breach of contract, a plaintiff may be looking to enforce the contract's terms, or they may seek monetary compensation for the damages they suffered because the defendant did not meet their obligations. Remedies that may be available in a breach of contract case include:

  • Compensatory damages - The defendant may be required to repay the plaintiff for the losses they experienced because of the breach of contract.
  • Specific performance - The court may require the defendant to carry out the terms of the contract, such as by completing work or delivering goods or materials.
  • Liquidated damages - If a contract specifies that a party will pay a certain amount of damages if they violate the terms of the agreement, the plaintiff may ask the court to enforce these requirements.
  • Punitive damages - In cases where a party willfully and egregiously violated a contract's terms, committed acts of fraud, or entered into a contract in bad faith, monetary damages may be awarded as a punishment for these actions.
  • Cancellation and restitution - A plaintiff may ask to have a contract terminated, ending both parties' obligations, and a defendant may be required to make a monetary payment that will restore the plaintiff to their former position and ensure that they are made whole.

Contact a Glendale Heights Breach of Contract Lawyer

If you need to enforce the terms of a contract, or if you have been accused of violating a contractual agreement, NN Legal Group can explain your legal options and provide you with the representation you need. We will work to help you negotiate a settlement with the other party, or we will advocate for you during courtroom litigation. To arrange a free consultation and learn more about how we can help with your case, contact us at 630-474-0925. We represent clients throughout DuPage County, including Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Glendale Heights, Carol Stream, Wheaton, Villa Park, Addison, and Bloomingdale. Hablamos Español.

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