Total Breach – a breach of contract which goes to the whole consideration, for which the remedial rights provided by law may be substituted for all the existing contractual rights, by the injured party

total breach:
(18c)

1. A breach of contract for which the remedial rights provided by law are substituted for all the existing contractual rights, or can be so substituted by the injured party; especially, a material breach that gives rise to a claim for damages based on the aggrieved party’s remaining rights to performance under the contract. [1]

1. An entire breach, a material breach, a breach of contract which goes to the whole consideration.  17 Am J2d Contr § 446. [2]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

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