Q: What laws are broken when the opposing party breaches a legal contract?
There can be a variety of laws, the most common breach is probably Business and Professions Code 17200.
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When people talk about a law being broken, that usually refers to a statutory or regulatory violation. The breach of a private contract is a failure by one or more parties to carry out the terms of the agreement between them -- it is not a statutory or regulatory violation, nor is it a tort.
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