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Breach of Contract

Breach of Contract

A court’s main task in interpreting a contract is to give effect to the parties’ intentions at the time they entered into the agreement. Tessmar v. Grosner, 23 N.J. 193, 201 (1957). When the parties to a validly formed contract make an agreement that contains no element of ambiguity and does not violate public policy, the court has no right to intervene and relieve one party of the disadvantageous terms it made. Rahway Hosp. v. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, 374 N.J. Super. 101, 111 (App. Div. 2005), certif. denied, 183 N.J. 217 (2005). In short, courts must enforce contracts on the basis of the writings. Id. at 480. Failure to perform a contract in accordance with its terms constitutes a breach of contract. See Model Civil Jury Charges 4.10L.

Our office is prepared to both bring an action against a party that has breached a contract and defend a party against claims for breach of contract. The language of a contract is key and our first step is always to review a contract with our clients and explain options and potential legal remedies to our clients. Our approach is always to view your potential case or defense of a cost in a cost effective manner.