Breach of Contract Actions

To recover damages for breach of contract, you must prove (1) that you entered into a contract with the defendant, (2) that you did all, or substantially all, of the significant things that the contract required you to do, or that you were excused from doing those things, (3) that all conditions required by the contract for the defendant’s performance occurred or were excused, (4) that the defendant failed to do something that the contract required him/her/it to do – or – the defendant did something that the contract prohibited him/her/it from doing, and (5) you were harmed by that failure. CACI 303.