What is Breach of Contract?

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A contract is an agreement offered by one party and accepted by another. Contracts are almost always written documents in Oregon, but it is not impossible to have an exclusively oral contract. Breach of Contract is when a contract is not fulfilled by one or more parties. In the course of business, a party might choose not to live up to its bargain, and in some situations it may even be impossible to do so. The consequences for a breach of contract are decided by the circumstances. Often, the party at fault will pay the other for the loss caused by the breach.

What If Someone Fails to Honor Their End of the Contract in Portland

A breach of contract in Portland can lead to the party who did not fulfill its end paying the other party for the damage that resulted. However, there can be contention in court as to the exact amount of the award. Disagreements might be taken to court if they are not resolved privately. When taking the matter before a courts, procedure will usually require you to plead the amount of the damage award you seek in the initial complaint.

What If I Can

Occassionally a monetary award will not help, and in such cases courts in Portland, Oregon might grant injunctions that require the party at fault to perform its obligations. You should consider whether this kind of remedy suits your situation, and if it does, the concern must be plead properly to the court so that it can consider the question. Breaches of contract sometimes involve no wrong doing by the breaching party. Therefore, more than the question of whether a breach of contract truly occurred is considered by courts. How and why the contract duties went unmet are also factors in Oregon law.

How Can an Attorney Help?

If a party intends to violate a contractual agreement, it must proceed cautiously in making its intention known to the other party. If voiced improperly, statements of intent to breach a contract might be taken as wrong doing. When fulfilling a contract becomes unrealistic, it is important to be aware of the unique ways that Oregon law may impact your case. Portland, Oregon If you believe a contract has been or may be violated, you should consult with an lawyer before proceeding. Contracts disputes almost always involve delicate issues of timing. A Portland, lawyer specializing in contractual breach may lend help when things go wrong.

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Life in Portland

Portland may be the 3rd most populous city in the Pacific Northwest but it's one of the most popular. Known as one of the greenest cities in the world, Portland has used city planning and public transportation to lessen residents' impact on their surrounding environment. In fact, Portland has been named the second most eco-friendly place behind Reykjavik, Iceland by Grist Magazine, and in top 10 greenest cities by Move, Inc.

P-town residents live among some of the most innovative microbreweries and distilleries. Widmer Brothers, Henry Weinhard, and Michael "Beerhunter" Jackson even dubbed Portland beer capital of the world. Portland Mayor Tom Potter nicknamed the city "Beertown."

Most people probably know Portland as the location of the Nike Headquarters (known as the Nike Campus) but the city also plays host to KEEN, Adidas, Columbia Sportsware, U.S. Bank, Oregon Steel Mills, Willamette Industries, and Louisiana-Pacific. Since the city is known as a "green city" you won't be too surprised to find there are a number of alternative energy companies there like Vestas Wind Systems.

Portland is unique in that the city hosts the worlds largest, and even legally sanctioned in Portland court, naked bike ride. The annual World Naked Bike Ride began in 1999 with less than seven participants but has grown to over 13,000. Another legal oddity you may not know is that there are very strong speech protections in the Oregon constitution that extend to full nudity and lap dances in strip clubs. Not by coincidence, Portland has more strip clubs per capita than Las Vegas or San Francisco.

If you need some help navigating these sometimes confusing courts, consult a local Portland lawyer today.

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