anticipatory breach

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Noun1.anticipatory breach - a breach of contract committed prior to the time of required performance
breach of contract - a breach of a legal duty; failure to do something that is required in a contract
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Primera claimed that the Sellers had been in anticipatory breach of contract by refusing to perform the contracts in accordance with their terms, specifically in relation to delivery dates, and thereby having renounced the contracts.
Rather, the 2002 notice was an anticipatory breach of contract.
Some concepts of English law, such as undue influence, anticipatory breach and the remedy of rescision for breach of contract have been imported into Scots law from English, and usefully so.
4th DCA 1989) ("To obtain damages for anticipatory breach of contract, the purchaser must also show that he was ready, willing, and able to perform the contract.
In such a volatile climate, admitting that your business cannot or will not continue to act in accordance with the terms of a contract could be used as evidence of anticipatory breach and result in your business facing a claim for breach of contract.
UIM"), an affiliate of UMG, provided notice of its claim that EDC was in anticipatory breach of the Manufacturing and Related Services Agreement between EDC and UIM dated May 31st, 2005, as amended (the "Manufacturing Agreement") by taking steps to close EDC's Blackburn facility and service UIM's remaining UK requirements from Hannover.
Lawyers for the heirs moved to dismiss the lawsuit on grounds that the claims cited by the Academy -- anticipatory breach of contract and breach of equitable servitude -- applies to land and not to personal items like statuettes.