Specific Performance in Real Estate Transactions

Specific performance is a type of remedy available in some contract disputes where a plaintiff requests that a court enforce the contract in question and force the defendant to perform the agreed upon terms instead of or in addition to paying the plaintiff money damages. It is most commonly used when there is a dispute over the purchase and sale of real estate.

Specific performance is an important remedy because real estate projects often involve…

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Binding Arbitration Agreements

When a contract contains a binding arbitration agreement, the parties to the contract are generally agreeing to waive their right to go to court when they want to litigate issues that arise under the contract. When the parties arbitrate a claim it  is submitted to an arbitrator who will have the power to make an enforceable decision in the case. An arbitration agreement is enforceable as long as it is not “unconscionable,” meaning it…

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