The contract should have penalties, or liquidated damages, listed for breach of the confidentiality clause.
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The contract should say what the penalties are for breach of contract. You should take your contract to a local attorney and have them review it for you and advise you.
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It depends what kind of details were released. If the essential terms to a contract are made known to interested third parties, then this is probably a material breach subject to the contractual remedies if damages occur. If minor details are released, but the names of the parties are not known or the main terms of the agreement are still kept private, then a material breach may not have necessarily occurred, in which case damages may be limited or non-existent.
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