Damages for Breach of Contract Delaware Case Law

When there is a written contract, the plain language of a contract will be given its plain meaning. Phillips Home Builders v. the Travelers Ins. Co., Del. Supr., 700 A.2d 127, 129 (1997). In order to recover damages for any breach of contract, plaintiff must demonstrate substantial compliance with all the provisions of the contract. Emmett Hickman Co. v. Emilio Capano Developer, Inc., Del. Super., 251 A.2d 571, 573 (1969). Damages for breach of contract will be in an amount sufficient to return the party damaged to the position to the position that party would have been in had the breach not occurred. Delaware Limousine Service, Inc. v. Royal Limousine Svc., Inc., Del. Super., C.A. No. 87 C-FE-104, Goldstein, J., 1991 WL 53449 (April 5, 1991).