DEFENSES AGAINST A BREACH OF CONTRACT CLAIM
There are numerous legal defenses one may claim when being sued for breach of contract. Examining the contract and discovering potential defenses is essential to defending against a breach of contract complaint or claim. Some common examples of reasons why a plaintiff’s claims of breach of contract should be barred include:
- Duress: You may argue that the plaintiff used duress or coercions to get you to agree to the contract in the first place, permitting you to withdraw your agreement.
- Failure to mitigate damages: The plaintiff should have been reasonably able to avoid damages caused by the contract’s possible breach, yet they made no effort to do so.
- Unclean hands: The argument that the plaintiff is not entitled to relief due to their own wrongdoing or breaches in the same contract.