Minnesota Law Review
To obtain a remedy in a breach of contract suit, a party must prove, and courts must determine, what damage the breach has caused. The general rule is straightforward: A party injured by a breach of contract is entitled to be placed in as good a position as if the contract had been performed.1 Ap- plying the general rule to specific circumstances - computing what it means to be placed in "as good a position as if the con- tract had been performed" - is more difficult.
Carol Chomsky, Of Spoil Pits and Swimming Pools: Reconsidering the Measure of Damages for Construction Contracts, 75 Minn. L. Rev. 1445 (1991), available at http://scholarship.law.umn.edu/faculty_articles/12.