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Foundational Principles of Contract Law$
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Melvin A. Eisenberg

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780199731404

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199731404.001.0001

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Introduction to Problems of Performance

Introduction to Problems of Performance

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(p.667) Forty-Six Introduction to Problems of Performance
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Foundational Principles of Contract Law
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Melvin A. Eisenberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199731404.003.0046

This chapter provides an introduction to problems of performance, which for the most part concern post-contract formation issues, such as a promisee’s rights where the promisor has rendered a performance that is imperfect but substantial. Generally speaking, problems of performance concern sanctions for breach other than damages or specific performance, such as suspension of performance or termination of the contract by the aggrieved party. These sanctions are often much more severe than damages. For example, if a promisee has the right to terminate a contract the promisor may lose the profits she would have earned if the contract had continued in force, as well as the value, or at least the contract price, of the performance she rendered before the contract was terminated.

Keywords:   substantial performance, suspension of performance, contract termination, sanctions for breach, contract price

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