Legal Memorandum: Elements of a Breach of Contract Claim

Issue: Under Minnesota law, what is required to establish a breach of contract claim?

Area of Law: Business Organizations & Contracts
Keywords: Breach of contract claim; Elements
Jurisdiction: Minnesota
Cited Cases: None
Cited Statutes: None
Date: 03/01/2014

A breach of contract claim requires a showing of three elements:  (1) formation of contract; (2) performance by plaintiff of any conditions precedent; and (3) breach of contract by defendant. Briggs Transp. Co. v. Ranzenberger, 217 N.W.2d 198, 200 (Minn. 1970)).


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