Remedies-in-Breach-of-Contract-ActionsThere are a number of different remedies in breach of contract actions. Keep in mind that every case (and every contract) is different. Oftentimes the remedies available depend on the specific facts of the case.

Types of Remedies in Breach of Contract Actions:

Compensatory Damages

This is the most common breach of contract remedy. When compensatory damages are awarded, a court orders the person that breached the contract to pay the other person enough money to get what they were promised in the contract elsewhere.


When a court orders restitution, they tell the person that breached the contract to pay the other person back— in order to put the person in the position they would have been have they never entered the contract.

Liquidated Damages

These are damages that the parties agree to pay in the event a contract is breached. These damages would be a specific part of the agreement between the parties.


The court cancels the contract and decides that the parties are no longer bound by it.

Specific Performance

This is when the court forces the breaching party to perform the service or deliver the goods that they promised in the contract. This is typically reserved for cases when the goods or services are unique and no other remedy will suffice.

Consequential damages

These are the most difficult to obtain. One example of consequential damages is lost profits.

Depending on the facts of the case and the client's interests and desired result, there are a number of different remedies available for a breach of contract case.