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I. General Introduction
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Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 16 (1976): Remedies for Breach of Contract (Courses of Action Open to a Party Aggrieved)

Completed in May 1972

Guenter H. Treitel, Gyula Eörsi

1. Classification of remedies: Specific and substitutionary relief; termination. – The courses of action open to a party who is aggrieved by the other party’s failure to perform a contract1 may be divided roughly into three kinds.

First, the aggrieved party may be able to claim specific relief, that is, actual performance of the defaulting party’s untertaking. Such specific relief will ha…

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Guenter H. Treitel, “I. General Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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