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What are the common defenses to breach of contract?

Contracts are a pivotal part of conducting business. Without them, businesses would be left to rely on each other's word, leaving them no legal recourse in the event that a party does not live up to its side of the bargain. Therefore, contracts can be a great way for businesses and individuals to ensure that they are receiving exactly what they have bargained for. In the event that they don't, they can take legal action in hopes of obtaining compensation for their damages or specific performance of the obligation that was not completed.

The remedies for contract breach

Whether one is buying real estate, entering into a business deal, or hiring an employee, a relationship exists. Contracts are an integral part of just about every major transaction. Generally speaking, a contract is an agreement to enter into a bartered exchange. Therefore, an offer must be made by one party, and that party must accept the offer in exchange for something else. Many individuals and businesses come to rely on the promises made in these situations, so anytime a party doesn't adhere to their end of the bargain, significant damages can be suffered. This failure to uphold an agreement is a breach.

How Pennsylvania's Act 39 affects business owners

It is well known among business owners in Pennsylvania that liquor licenses and permits are some of the most complicated pieces of running a service industry business. However in 2016 The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PCLB) became a lot easier to work with when they began accepting requests for various new licenses and permits under the state's Act 39.

Handshakes are great, but...

It's best to get any important agreement in writing. Even among friends and family that go into business together, a contract can save a lot of frustration, anger and even unease. The idea is that by writing it down on paper (make sure there is a hard copy), the terms of the agreement are there in front of the parties or partners or seller and buyer.

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