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The Indian Contract Act, 1872: Remedies for Breach of Contract and Quasi-contract

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand:

  • Various remedies for breach of contract
  • When particular remedy is appropriate?
  • Types of damages
  • Quantum meruit
  • Quasi-contract

Remedy means a course of action available to an aggrieved party when the other party breaches the contract. When one party to contract breaches the contract, the other party who is not at fault has certain remedy available to him. These remedies available are as shown in the chart below. But all the remedies are not available at the proper time. The aggrieved party has one or more remedies available, depending upon the facts and circumstances of each ...

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