Legal Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Acts


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Brenda purchased all of the supplies to sew Mary's wedding dress. A few weeks before the wedding, Mary called to inform Brenda that her future husband ran off with her sister. Although Brenda was sympathetic to her heartbreak, she wanted to be paid for the stuff she purchased. So, she took Mary to court. Since the fabric wasn't cut yet, what might the judge recommend?

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1. Stern wanted some quick cash so he removed the real diamond from his wife's engagement ring, replaced it with a fake diamond, and posted the ring for sale on an popular online marketplace. He received an offer and sold the ring to Damon. Damon took the ring to be appraised and found out he'd been duped. What might the judge do?

2. Trevor took a job at an aeronautical company. This is the only company with the formula to build shuttles to Mars. Trevor will learn the trade secret when he starts the job. What will the company put in his employment contract?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo gauge your understanding of legal remedies in contracts. You will be quizzed on identifying and applying certain types of damages in hypothetical fact scenarios.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Different types of damages and their purposes
  • Actions an injured party can take to mitigate damages
  • Compensatory damage

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on legal remedies in contracts
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the purpose of different types of damages awarded
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about legal remedies in contracts

Additional Learning

To learn more about damages for breach of contract, review the corresponding lesson on Legal Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Acts. This lesson will help you:

  • Know what constitutes breach of contract
  • Understand the purpose of punitive damages
  • Distinguish between different remedies potentially available for breach of contract
  • Identify the correct remedies available in hypothetical fact scenarios