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Your contract is valid and your client has breached the contract by not paying. He will be liable to pay you the profit you would have lost on the contract. If you were the one doing the work you would recover the full value of the contract since it was all your labor.
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Here is a case that talks about breach of contract. Cresci Constr. Servs. v. Martin, 64 A.3d 254, 2013 Pa. Super. LEXIS 154, 2013 PA Super 66, 2013 WL(###) ###-####(Pa. Super. Ct. 2013)
As I explained once the client breaches the contract by failing to pay as agreed you are entitled to damages equal to your lost profits. If you would have made 10% profit on the contract that is your damage. You are never entitled to the face amount of the contract unless that is equal to your profits. The law does not give a windfall it just puts you in the position you would have been in had the contract been performed as agreed.
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They are known as contract damages. It is not a "legal doctrine".
This is a case about breach of an insurance contract but it discusses the standard damagesz in a contract action
The Birth Ctr. v. The St. Paul Cos., 567 Pa. 386, 787 A.2d 376, 2001 Pa. LEXIS 2759 (Pa. 2001)