My friend Jacob, a well-known residential landlord in our area, contracted to lease one of his rental homes to Nick for $700 a month, beginning November 1. Nick and Jacob agreed that before Nick moved in, the interior of the house had to be completely repainted. On Oct. 8, Jacob hired Billy, to do the required painting for $1000. Billy has been a painting contractor in the same area for about 2 years. Jacob told Billy that the painting had to be finished by Nov. 1, but did not explain why. On Oct. 29, Billy quit for no reason, having completed approximately 80 percent of the work. Jacob then paid Tony $300 to finish the painting, but Tony did not finish until Nov 4. When Nick found that the painting had not been completed as agreed in his contract with Jacob, he leased another home. Jacob found another tenant who would lease the property at $700 per month beginning Nov 15. Jabob then sued Billy for breach of contract, claiming damages of $650. This amount included the $300 Jacob paid Tony to finish the painting, and $350 for rent for the first half of Nov. Jacob had not yet paid Billy anything for Billyís work.

1. Jacobís claim of $300 against Billy consists of what type of contract damages? Why? Should Jacob be able to recover such damages?


2. Johnsonís claim of $350 against Billy consists of what type of contract damages? Why? Should Jacob be able to recover such damages?

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