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A Nihilistic View Of The Efficient Breach, Jeffrey L. Harrison Jan 2014

A Nihilistic View Of The Efficient Breach, Jeffrey L. Harrison

UF Law Faculty Publications

This article began as a reaction to an article by Daniel Makovits and Alan Schwartz in the Virginia Law Review, “The Myth of the Efficient Breach. . . .” In their article they offer what they call “new defenses” of the expectation interest as a contract remedy. Much of their analysis has been anticipated by others. Plus, in my view the law and economics concepts they seem to rely on lost their legitimacy years ago. Their article was the catalyst for this broader examination of forty years of writing about the efficient breach and an assessment of where it has gotten us. The ...