A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the March 2017 webcast, Contract Remedies and Litigation Advice.
Topics covered include:
- Direct and consequential damages
- Lost profits
- Economic Loss Rule
- Punitive damages
- Specific performance
- Declaratory damages
- Arbitration agreements
- Initial contract pleading
- Responsive contract pleadings
- Pretrial motions particular to contract actions
- Typical discovery issues
- Preparation and adjudication of a contract case
That the overwhelming majority of contracts are executed as written is a testament to the skill of the drafters and the goodwill of the parties. Some fail, of course, and those that wind up in court are often associated with high-dollar claims. Whether prosecuting or defending such claims, the attorney must fully understand the remedies available, and devise a strategy for pressing or resisting the imposition of the remedies.
Ed Lowry and Mark Loftis are recognized throughout the state for their expertise in this area. With decades of experience between them, they’ve literally written the book on these topics: the written materials for the seminar will be the chapters they authored for Virginia CLE®’s handbook, Contract Law in Virginia (2016 edition). Both are dynamic and engaging speakers, and here reprise a seminar they successfully presented several times in the mid-2000s. If you’re new to this practice area, or are an old hand, you’re bound to learn something new and useful.