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Can a judge order another business to uphold your contract?

On Behalf of | May 15, 2022 | Business And Corporate Law |

Your word is your bond, and you always follow through after making a deal with a client or another business. Sadly, not everyone follows through with their promises in the way that you do. 

Even when you put your agreement in writing, another company could default on their contractual promises to your business. A breach of contract issue can cause many complications that could hurt a growing business. It could force a temporary shutdown of your company or result in delays in the delivery of products to your customers. 

Filing a breach of contract claim against the other business can help you recover your losses by claiming damages. Can the judge who hears your case also compel the other party to follow through with the contract? 

Specific performance is a common legal remedy

Judges do have the authority to enter an order that compels either party to a lawsuit to engage in specific behaviors. When a judge orders specific performance to resolve a contract dispute, they expect that the party subject to the order will follow through with their obligations. 

Whether they need to deliver goods to your company or perform a service, a judge ordering specific performance can result in the other party finally completing their contractual obligations to your business. 

Specific performance can be a reasonable request in a breach of contract scenario, especially if you have already rendered payments for the goods or services involved or cannot reasonably find another business to provide you with what the other company has a contractual obligation to provide. 

Learning more about what you can seek in a breach of contract lawsuit can help you plan for upcoming business litigation.