If excuse from the performance under a bilateral contract to which a plaintiff is bound will be of no pecuniary advantage to him he may recover the full amount promised him by the defendant even though, owing to the defendant's fault, he himself has not rendered the performance for which he contracted. Thus, a seller who has not delivered goods contracted for may recover the full price if the goods are valueless.53 A wrongly discharged servant may recover his full wages if unable to get other employment. A school teacher has been permitted to recover full tuition for pupils wrongfully withdrawn from the school.54
53 Infra, Sec. 1379.
54 Collins v. Price, 5 Bing. 132; McLendon v. Godfrey, 3 Ala. 181; Sprague v. Morgan, 7 Ala. 052; Hunt v. Test, 8 Ala. 713, 42 Am. Dec 659.