Direct vs. Consequential Damages in Virginia Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Direct vs. Consequential Damages in Virginia Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
Two Broad Categories of Damages in a Virginia Breach of Contract Lawsuit There are two broad categories of damages ex contractu: direct, or general, damages and consequential, or special, damages. Direct damages are those which arise “naturally” or “ordinarily” from a breach of contract; they are damages which, in the ordinary course of human experience, can be expected to result from a breach. Consequential damages are those which arise from the intervention of “special... Read More

Virginia Contract Litigation: Forum Selection Clause | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Litigation Attorney

Virginia Contract Litigation: Forum Selection Clause | Ryan C. Young | Richmond Litigation Attorney
What is a forum selection clause? A forum selection clause is used in a contract to designate the location, process, and/or court that will resolve any legal disputes that may arise between the parties named in the agreement.  These clauses range from very specific to extremely broad and all encompassing. A specific clause would indicate the type of court (state/federal)... Read More

Virginia Contract Law: Damages in Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney

Virginia Contract Law: Damages in Breach of Contract Litigation | Ryan C. Young | Richmond, Virginia Attorney
When two parties sign a contract in the state of Virginia, that document represents an exchange that is expected to be made. If you’re a homeowner and you sign a contract with a contractor to build a new deck on the back of your house, for example, the exchange is very simple: you will pay the contractor a specified amount... Read More

Consequential Damages from a Breach of Contract | Ryan C. Young | Contract | Richmond Attorney

Consequential Damages from a Breach of Contract | Ryan C. Young | Contract | Richmond Attorney
Contract Damages in Virginia Ryan C. Young | Richmond Attorney One of the most common questions I receive from clients in Virginia involves demanding consequential damages for breach ofcontract cases. While breach of contract cases are relatively straightforward, since they typically involve carefully written contracts, they often become complex in damage interpretation. When requests for consequential damages are introduced, breach... Read More