breach of contract


: failure to do what a contract requires
They sued him for breach of contract.

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Recent Examples on the Web Disney filed a series of counterclaims on top of filing a complaint in federal court, including for breach of contract and violations of the Florida constitution over its due process and free speech rights. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Mar. 2024 In their most recent complaint, filed in New York state court in July, the owners asked for a total of $376 million, much of it in punitive damages, for 11 claims, including breach of contract and negligence. Ethan M Steinberg, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2024 On Thursday, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott filed a breach of contract complaint against the developer and its subcontractor, AMG Demolition & Environmental Service, Inc., in San Diego Superior Court. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 The lawsuit alleges copyright infringement, fraud, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment. Shania Russell,, 21 Feb. 2024 The lawsuit, filed Saturday in the Southern District of New York, alleges copyright infringement, fraudulent inducement, breach of contract and unjust enrichment. Nicki Brown, CNN, 19 Feb. 2024 The lawsuit claims a breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair business practices. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 18 Mar. 2024 The remainder of Dunbar’s claims for race discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract, among others, were dismissed. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2024 Musk is suing OpenAI for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and claims of unfair business practices, among other grievances. Rachel Metz, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024

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“Breach of contract.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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