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21 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1073 (1987-1988)
A New Look at Material Breach in the Law of Contracts

handle is hein.journals/davlr21 and id is 1085 raw text is: U.C. DAVIS LAW         REVIEW                          Universiy
of
California
Davis
VOLUME 21                 SUMMER 1988                NUMBER 4
ARTICLES
A New Look at Material Breach in the
Law of Contracts
Eric G. Andersen*
I. The Conventional Understanding of Material Breach ..  1077
A.   Material Breach and Constructive Conditions of
Exchange  ..................................    1077
B.   The Meaning of Materiality .................. 1081
1. Material Breach in the Restatements ........ 1082
2. Judicial Application of the Material Breach
D octrine  ...............................  1089
II. A Remedial Approach to Material Breach ........... 1092
A.   Material Breach and Remedial Policy .......... 1093
B.   The Interests Impaired When     a Contract is
Breached  ..................................    1095
C.   The Burden of the Material Breach Doctrine:
Protecting the Interest in Future Performance .... 1101
* Professor of Law, University of Iowa. B.A. 1974, J.D. 1977, Brigham Young
University. The author is grateful to those kind enough to read and criticize drafts of
this Article. In particular, thanks are due to Catherine Andersen, Steven J. Burton,
Richard A. Matasar, H. Jefferson Powell, David H. Vernon, and William F. Young.
Steven M. Christenson and Barter G. Pace provided valuable research assistance.

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