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Q:
What happens if the other party changes his mind after entering into an enforceable New York contract?

A:

While many contract negotiations begin amicably—with both parties looking forward to benefiting from the terms of the agreement—sometimes one side later has a change of heart and no longer wants to fulfill his obligations. When this happens, a breach of New York contract may occur. A similar example of this situation happening is currently playing itself out in the California court system. Movie star Ashton Kutcher’s production company, Katalyst Media, Inc., has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the Department of Motor Vehicles after the Department changed its mind about allowing the company to film a reality television show using its facilities and employees.

If the other party to your contract no longer wishes to uphold its end of your agreement, contact an experienced New York breach of contract attorney for guidance. He or she will assist you in gathering evidence to prove your claim, including:

  • Proof that there was an enforceable agreement in place.
  • Proof that you fulfilled your end of the agreement.
  • Proof that the other party did not uphold its obligations under the agreement.
  • Proof that this failure directly resulted in your sustaining damages.

If you are able to successfully prove each of these points, the other party may be required to compensate you for your New York breach of contract lawsuit.

To learn more about a party’s failure to fulfill its obligations under a contract as well as other business litigation matters, contact a New York business litigation lawyer today at (888) 497-3410 for a free consultation.