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California Breach of Contract laws

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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.

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