Criminal Liability in Breach Of Contract

Can breach of contract attract criminal liability? If yes, then in what kind of circumstances?

Answer (1)

Team Legistify

  • Sector-1, Noida
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.

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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