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12. When an occurrence or event makes performance temporarily impossible, performance is temporarily suspended . ANALYZE: CASE PROBLEM BLUEPRINT 14.1 1. Material Breach The Northeast Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas, hired STR Constructors, Ltd., to renovate a middle school. STR subcontracted the tile work in the school’s kitchen to Newman Tile, Inc. (NTI). The project had already fallen behind schedule. As a result, STR allowed other workers to walk over and damage the newly installed tile before it had cured, forcing NTI to constantly redo its work. Despite NTI’s requests for payment, STR remitted only half the amount due under their contract. When the school district refused to accept the kitchen, including the tile work, STR told NTI to quickly make the repairs. A week later, STR terminated their contract. Did STR breach the contract with NTI?
2. If a party enters a contract, what is the most common way for that party to discharge its duties
3. A breach of contract occurs when there is nonperformance of a contractual duty?
6. If the performance is less than substantial, is there a breach? yes
7. If performance is less than substantial, it is a material breach.
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8. If the breach of one party is material, the other party is discharged from performing its duties under the contract. 9. If the breach of one party is minor, the other party is not discharged from performing its duties under the contract. 10. In any type of breach, the nonbreaching party is entitled to sue for damages. 11. In this scenario, how many contracts are there? two 12. With whom did Newman contract? STR 13. Newman's primary duty under the contract was to tile the school’s cafeteria. 14.STR had two duties under the contract. They were to allow Newman to complete the work and to pay Newman for the work. 15. Which party failed to perform its part of the contract? STR 16. STR failed to perform its duties under the contract by allowing its own workers to damage the tile and by only paying half the amount owed. 17. STR's performance of duties under the contract was less than substantial. 18. Did STR breach the contract? Yes 19. STR’s breach was material

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