material breach


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Noun1.material breach - a breach serious enough to destroy the value of the contract and to give a basis for an action for breach of contractmaterial breach - a breach serious enough to destroy the value of the contract and to give a basis for an action for breach of contract
breach of contract - a breach of a legal duty; failure to do something that is required in a contract
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The HSE have defined a material breach as follows: "A material breach is when, in the opinion of the HSE inspector, there has been a contravention of health and safety law that requires them to notify the dutyholder, in writing, of that opinion."
A Pentagon spokesman has told him, "You are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed", and added the Pentagon is considering "all legal remedies".
The letter was intended to put on record "our very serious concerns about what we believe was a material breach of the non-disclosure agreement," Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said on Friday.
"In the judgment of the Department of Defence, you are in material breach and violation of the non-disclosure agreements you signed.
At [pounds sterling]124 per hour to investigate a material breach, with costs including administration and travel, it is estimated that the costs could potentially escalate into the [pounds sterling]1000's per incident.
The HSE has published guidance showing that farmers will be charged pounds 124 per hour for an inspection where a material breach is discovered.
"In theory, a player would then be free to sign for another club but only once he has made it clear to Hearts he has terminated his employment with them due to a material breach in his contract.
The settlement is related to the dispute about material breach of the contract for a vessel between the two companies.
Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Intel believes AMD has "committed a material breach of the cross license", a charge that AMD denied on Monday saying that Intel has no right to terminate rights and licenses covered by the agreement.
So war was declared in a fragile region because of fantasy weapons and yet the preferential treatment accorded to Israel by the US and UK governments means they have been able to proliferate WMD uninspected by extraneous forces and conditions and when, since 1967, they have been in material breach of UN Resolution 242 which requires them to withdraw their armed forces from Palestine.
"On November 8th, the Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 1441, finding Iraq in material breach of its obligations, and vowing serious consequences if Iraq did not fully and immediately disarm....
The new resolution recalls that 'Iraq has been and remains in material breach of its obligations' under UN resolutions.

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