Civil Code Sections 3300 to 3302 and 3353 to 3360 govern the breach of contract provisions in California breach of contracts.
- The objective of the Code is to compensate the aggrieved party by replacing all losses suffered from the breach of contracts.
- In California damages arising from breach of contract are classified as
“General Damages or Direct Damages” or
“Special Damages or Consequential Damages”
- General damages result from the direct non-performance of duties as agreed upon in the contract.
- Special or consequential damages are losses that
- arise not directly from the contract but subsequently due to the non-performance of the contract.