Philosophically, allowing the defendant and the victim to choose a remedy together achieves the best modern aim of contract law, which is to set legal rules and bring party forward; at the same time upholding the classic view of “sanctity of contract”, 15 Schwartz The Case for Specific Performance, Yale Law Journal 271 (1979) 16 Ibid 278 17 Ibid 278 18 E Yorio In Defense of Money Damages for Breach of Contract Columbia Law Review Vol 82 No.7 Nov 1982 1366
by letting the court to set the appropriate compensation framework while leaving some room for the parties to deal with their contract. Conclusion The grounds of a valid contract alone cannot justify the protection of expectation interests when awarding damages, because the causal link between them is weak. Although the current versions of both expectation interests and reliance interests have defect, expectation interests reconciles better with the function of contract law by bringing the parties forward. Current damages grounded by the doctrine of expectation interests may be improved with an additional option of money or specific performance available to be chosen for both parties.
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