Contracts II

Fair Market Value


UCC § 2-708

Seller's Damages for Non-acceptance or Repudiation.

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  1. Subject to subsection (2) and to the provisions of this Article with respect to proof of market price ([UCC § 2-723]), the measure of damages for non-acceptance or repudiation by the buyer is the difference between the market price at the time and place for tender and the unpaid contract price together with any incidental damages provided in this Article ([UCC § 2-710]), but less expenses saved in consequence of the buyer's breach.
  2. If the measure of damages provided in subsection (1) is inadequate to put the seller in as good a position as performance would have done then the measure of damages is the profit (including reasonable overhead) which the seller would have made from full performance by the buyer, together with any incidental damages provided in this Article ([UCC § 2-710]), due allowance for costs reasonably incurred and due credit for payments or proceeds of resale.
UCC § 2-713

Buyer's Damages for Non-delivery or Repudiation.

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  1. Subject to the provisions of this Article with respect to proof of market price ([UCC § 2-723]), the measure of damages for non-delivery or repudiation by the seller is the difference between the market price at the time when the buyer learned of the breach and the contract price together with any incidental and consequential damages provided in this Article ([UCC § 2-715]), but less expenses saved in consequence of the seller's breach.
  2. Market price is to be determined as of the place for tender or, in cases of rejection after arrival or revocation of acceptance, as of the place of arrival.

Where a seller anticipatorily repudiates a contract for the sale of goods, and the buyer does not cover, fair market value for damages is calculated at the time the buyer learns of the breach plus a commercially reasonable period of time.