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What is specific performance in a contract breach?

Specific performance punishment will be available for those contracts involving the or other types of alternative unique personal property, however specific performance will not be available for personal service contracts. If these types of breaches exist the plaintiff can seek either compensatory damages or specific performance, but not both.


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