Criminal Liability In Breach Of Contract

Can breach of contract attract criminal liability? If yes, then in what kind of circumstances?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense

1 Answer(s)

Tanushree Sharma
Advocate
For loss of business/goodwill, compensation can be claimed under civil suit only. If there was a criminal intention (mens rea) (like cheating) in the contract or there was some criminal activity (like willful destruction of goods), criminal complaint can be lodged.