Here are a couple definitions so you know what you are doing Travis
1. A violation of a contractual responsibility, either by failing to perform or by interfering with another person’s performance; when a party does not hold up their end of the deal as described in a contract.
2. Violation of any terms or conditions in a contract without legal excuse; for example, failure to make a payment when it is due.
And this one specifically from a law website:
breach of contract
n. failing to perform any term of a contract, written or oral, without a legitimate legal excuse. This may include not completing a job, not paying in full or on time, failure to deliver all the goods, substituting inferior or significantly different goods, not providing a bond when required, being late without excuse, or any act which shows the party will not complete the work ("anticipatory breach"). Breach of contract is one of the most common causes of law suits for damages and/or court-ordered "specific performance" of the contract. (Source: http://dictionary.law.com/default2.a...ubmit1=Look+up)
We had a valid contract and a valid contract does not mean it needs to be in writing, although part of it was. Verbal agreements are just as legally binding as written agreements