Cover Law and Legal Definition

Cover means to protect or shelter. It is used as a remedy under contract law. The remedy of cover can be used by a buyer to be protected from an action of breach of a sales contract. Under this situation the uniform commercial code provides a remedy to the buyer. The buyer is permitted to find another source for the same good. The buyer may then file a law suit against the breaching seller to recovery the difference between the cost of the goods offered, and the price at which the goods were bought.