Denver Contract Law Blog

Ask a Denver Contract Lawyer: Breach of Contract & Who Breached First?

Posted in Uncategorized by Nick Hansen on September 17th, 2019

QUESTION: Can you breach a contract (for example, stop paying or performing under a contract) if the other side breaches the contract first?  ANSWER: Under Colorado law, a party may establish justification for nonperformance under a contract (like not paying any more money or not performing any more services) if it can demonstrate that the […]

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Is any breach of contract enough to justify suing someone?

Posted in Breach of Contract by Nick Hansen on February 26th, 2019

Is any breach of contract enough to justify suing someone for breach of contract or to stop performing your obligations under the contract because the other side has breached? Many non-lawyers are surprised to learn that not all breaches of contract are treated the same under the law.  A breach of contract must usually be […]

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What if Your Employer or Former Employer Fails to Pay You for the Wages and Compensation You are Owed?

Posted in Breach of Contract by Nick Hansen on January 22nd, 2019

Under Colorado law, if your former employer fails to pay you the wages and compensation that you are owed, you may be entitled to not just the payment of such wages and compensation, but also the award of a penalty against your former employer of between 50 to 100 percent of the amount of wages […]

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Why You Would Need A Contract Attorney

Posted in Breach of Contract, Contracts by Nick Hansen on March 16th, 2017

    Why You Would Need A Contract Attorney To get the compensation you deserve in breach of contract cases. For help resolving business disputes. Expert advice when trying to understand a contract. When you want professional assistance in drafting a contract. To represent you in Court when faced with a contract dispute. For help […]

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Agreement To Arbitrate: Is It Right For You?

Posted in arbitration by Nick Hansen on February 5th, 2017

Often when you’re involved in a dispute regarding a breach of contract, time is of the essence. When an expedient solution is needed, arbitration may be a better solution than litigation.  However, arbitration is not right for all situations, and in some instances, may not be the most affordable way to reach a solution.  In […]

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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Colorado?

Posted in non compete agreements by Nick Hansen on October 26th, 2016

Non-compete agreements are used to attempt to restrict a company’s employees, independent contractors, customers and vendors from engaging in competitive activities with that company. But, many people wonder “Are non compete agreements enforceable?”  For example, an employee with in-depth knowledge of a particular business or industry may be restricted from sharing their knowledge with competitors. […]

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Are Oral Contracts Enforceable?

Posted in Contracts by Nick Hansen on July 6th, 2016

A contract can be written, oral or even implied by the actions of the involved parties. While written contracts can clearly be enforced in a court of law, people often wonder whether they have any legal recourse in the event of a breach of oral contracts. Can an oral contract actually be enforced? Whether you’re […]

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Breach of Contract Statute of Limitations

Posted in Breach of Contract by Nick Hansen on June 10th, 2016

If you are considering whether to seek legal action regarding a breach of contract, you may be wondering: What is the breach of contract statute of limitations?? This is a common question, and the answer may not be as straightforward as you would think. If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit over a breach of […]

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