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Breach of Contract Law

A breach of contract in legal terms amounts to a broken promise to do or not do an act. Breaches of a contract are single, occurring at a single point in time, or continuing breaches. A lawsuit for breach of contract is a civil action and the remedies awarded are designed to place the injured party in the position they would be in if not for the breach. Remedies for contractual breaches are not designed to punish the breaching party. A contract a legally enforceable promise, either made in writing or orally. However, certain promises must be reduced to writing in order to satisfy the Statute of Frauds, a rule of evidence that specifies certain matters must be evidenced by a written instrument.

Under Connecticut law, employment contracts which do not specify a definite term of employment are terminable "at will." In other words, an employee can quit or be fired at anytime for any reason, other than those proscribed by law (e.g., race, sex, handicap, age, etc.) Employment contracts which specify a definite term of employment are not terminable at will. Instead, both parties must abide by the terms of the agreement, otherwise they may be subject to a breach of contract lawsuit.

The lawyers at Sabatini and Associates, LLC regularly represent business entities and individuals, in both state and federal courts, in a wide variety of breach of contract and breach of employment contract disputes. The firm also routinely represents business entities and individuals in arbitration proceedings.

Examples of contract cases include claims arising from agreements to sell business assets, claims for unpaid commissions owed under the terms of the contract, and breach of employment contract claims. In some instances, the breach of contract case also gives rise to tort claims. Examples of tort cases include claims of tortious interference with contract, unfair competition, and breaches of fiduciary duty in connection with corporations, partnerships, or other business entities.

The firm has successfully handled legal claims for business and employment clients in the State of Connecticut, for clients doing business nationally and for clients located internationally. If you have a breach of contract claim, please contact our attorneys today for a consultation.

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