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What can a business or company recover in a breach of contract action in Pennsylvania?

A: The answer depends on the facts of the case, types of losses sustained and whether there is sufficient evidence of those losses. It is important to discuss any potential case with a qualified lawyer who will review all the facts and offer advice on how to proceed. The following answer is for information only.

Under Pennsylvania law, damages in a breach of contract action compensate a party for the losses sustained as a result of the breach.The aggrieved party must present evidence that the damages were reasonably foreseeable and reasonably certain in terms of calculation. Some common types of damages which are recoverable include: lost profits or additional costs, such as advertising, rent or materials.

Related Article: Pennsylvania Commercial Law: Breach of Contract and the Duty to Mitigate Damages
Related Article: Pennsylvania Commercial Law: Breach of Contract and Damages

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