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Understanding contracts

Ferriell, Jeffrey Thomas, 1953- author

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  • Creator Jeffrey Ferriell, Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law, Capital University Law School
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • Fourth edition
    • Durham, North Carolina : Carolina Academic Press, LLC, [2018]
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xxix, 769 pages ; 26 cm
  • ISBNs 153100993X, 9781531009939, 9781531009946
  • OCLC on1028583457

Summary

  • "The text explains common law principles of contract law using cases and examples that students commonly encounter in this first-year course. It also explains and illustrates Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code, which deal with sales of goods that are frequently covered in Contracts. This edition includes material on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods, and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, appropriate to a basic course in contracts, and on modern statutes regarding electronic contracting. The fourth edition contains a revised chapter on the difficult concept of promissory estoppel and includes discussions of recent decisions dealing with consumer arbitration clauses. Citations to journal articles have also been updated to reflect recent scholarship on these and other topics."--

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Consideration -- Promissory estoppel : detrimental reliance -- Mutual assent : creating an agreement -- The statute of frauds : is a writing required -- Interpretation of contracts -- Warranties -- Conditions -- Performance and breach -- Defenses -- Excuse : mistake and change of circumstances -- Remedies : expectation damages -- Reliance and restitution -- Agreed remedies -- Equitable remedies -- Third-party beneficiaries -- Assignments and delegations
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