Q: Do I have to prove that I upheld my end of the bargain to win a New York breach of contract claim?
Under New York contract law, it is very important that plaintiffs structure their complaint properly in order to increase the chances of success. As part of the complaint, one key piece of information is a discussion of how the plaintiff fulfilled his or her obligations under the contract. It is therefore vital that you provide sufficient evidence to clearly show that you carried out your duties under the agreement when bringing a breach of contract claim in New York.
Recently, a record company filed a breach of contract action against popular musician Tim McGraw. If this claim were filed in New York, the record company would have to demonstrate that it upheld its end of the deal in order to present a successful complaint. The company would also have to clearly outline the following elements in the complaint:
- That a valid contract existed between the parties.
- That the plaintiff upheld its obligations under the contract.
- That the defendant failed to uphold its obligations under the agreement, constituting a breach.
- That, as a direct result of this breach of contract, the plaintiff suffered harm.
The complaint is the initial presentation made to the court of the details surrounding your breach of contract claim. It is vital that you make an impression that supports your position. This includes showing that you upheld your end of the bargain in a breach of contract matter. To learn more about bringing a claim for breach of contract, contact a New York business litigation attorney today. Call our office at (888) 497-3410 for a consultation.