In this article, our commercial litigation lawyers discuss the ways to potentially get out of a contract. When a contract is initially made it may seem that you may be bound to it. However, there are some special cases that would excuse you from performance under the contract. The defenses include material breach by the other party, anticipatory repudiation, duress, unconscionability, impracticability, undue influence, fraud, and mistake. There are also other considerations that are discussed in the article that will make a contract illegal or unenforceable. There are one-sided clauses and contract loopholes that may get you out of a contract in the eyes of a law.