partial breach

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Noun1.partial breach - a breach that does not destroy the value of the contract but can give rise to a claim for damages
breach of contract - a breach of a legal duty; failure to do something that is required in a contract
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Currently the management alternatives being considered are upgrading or re-building of the dam, partial breach of the spillway, and dam removal.
Federal courts have said parties could only file damage claims under partial breach of the standard contract, saying that a total breach is "foreclosed by statute.
We now need to ask, as Mike points out, what else we need to do: 'what has to happen for this partial breach in the walls of the fortress to become more substantial?