Concepts and case analysis in the law of contracts /
by Marvin A. Chirelstein.
5th ed.
New York : Foundation Press/Thomson West, 2006.
ix, 236 p. ; 24 cm.
1599410273 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781599410272 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Foundation Press/Thomson West, 2006.
1599410273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781599410272 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Recommended in more than 100 schools, the fifth edition of Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts is a brief primer that offers first-year law students a reliable overview of the major themes and leading cases in the field of the law of contracts. This contracts primer is straightforward and uncluttered, covering the main themes of the first-year contracts course, together with related cases.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. V
Background Elements: The Contract Curve and Expectation Damagesp. 1
Consideration and the Bargained-for Exchangep. 12
Promises to Make a Giftp. 15
Reliance and Promissory Estoppelp. 22
Illusory Promisesp. 25
Moral Obligation and Past Considerationp. 28
Contract Formationp. 33
Offer and Acceptancep. 38
Revocation and Counterofferp. 48
Unfairness and Unconscionabilityp. 74
Traditional Elements: Duress, Incapacity and Misrepresentationp. 74
Standardized Forms and Unconscionabilityp. 85
Contract Interpretationp. 94
The Parol Evidence Rulep. 97
Filling the Gaps: "Best Efforts" and Other Flexible Commitmentsp. 105
Performance and Breachp. 115
Conditionsp. 121
Problems of Performancep. 132
Mistake and Impossibilityp. 155
Mistakep. 155
Impossibility and Frustrationp. 162
Remediesp. 174
Expectation Damagesp. 174
Limitations on Expectation Damagesp. 183
Reliance and Restitutionp. 199
Liquidated Damagesp. 212
Third Party Beneficiariesp. 218
Afterwordp. 228
Table of Casesp. 231
Indexp. 235
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