Business contracts help make your operations and expenses more predictable. You need to be able to rely on employees to perform certain tests or suppliers to provide specific materials. When another business or individual breaches their agreement with your company, their mistakes or inaction can have a damaging impact on your business.
If the other party isn’t open to addressing the issue soon after you notify them of the problem, then going to court can be the simplest solution. What possible resolutions are available in a litigated breach of contract situation?
You can ask for damages
The failure of the other party will have a direct impact on your business’s operations. You might need to idle a production line, or you could incur penalties due to being unable to fulfill contractual obligations to your customers or clients. When there are clear financial consequences from a breach of contract, you may be able to ask for reimbursement for those damages in court.
You can ask the judge to have the contract fulfilled
Judges presiding over breach of contract cases have the authority to order specific performance. Essentially, they can rule in a way that requires the other party to fulfill their contractual obligations. Specific performance can help if you paid for work at your business, for example, and the contractor that you hired left the project half done.
Different situations may have different optimal outcomes depending on the nature of the contract and whether you feel like you can continue doing business with the other party. Looking into all of your available remedies for breach of contract issues can help you stand up for your business when another company lets you down.