Contracts: Cases and Doctrine

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Part I.
• Introduction to Contract Law
• Damages for Breach of Contract
• Other Remedies and Causes of Action

Part II. Mutual Assent
• Reaching An Agreement
• Discerning the Agreement
• Written Manifestations of Assent
• Multiparty Transactions

Part III. Enforceability
• Principles of Enforceability
• The Doctrine of Consideration
• The Intention to Be Legally Bound
• The Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel

Part IV. Performance and Breach
• Performance
• Conditions
• Breach

Part V. Defenses to Contractual Obligation
• Lack of Contractual Capacity
• Obtaining Assent by Improper Means
• Failure of a Basic Assumption

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316081313
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 12/31/1995
  • Pages: 1360

Table of Contents

I Enforcing Private Agreements 1
1 Introduction to Contract Law 3
2 Damages for Breach of Contract 59
3 Other Remedies and Causes of Action 179
II Mutual Assent 273
4 Reaching an Agreement 275
5 Discerning the Agreement 377
6 Written Manifestations of Assent 467
7 Multiparty Transactions 517
III Enforceability 569
8 Principles of Enforceability 571
9 The Doctrine of Consideration 601
10 The Intention to Be Legally Bound 659
11 The Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel 699
IV Performance and Breach 795
12 Performance 797
13 Conditions 839
14 Breach 863
V Defenses to Contractual Obligation 933
15 Lack of Contractual Capacity 935
16 Obtaining Assent by Improper Means 965
17 Failure of a Basic Assumption 1027
Table of Judges 1115
Table of Cases 1119
Table of Statutes 1123
Index 1127
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