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Contract Law: Home

Resources available at LaValley Law Library relating to the area of Contract Law

Welcome

Contracts are an agreement between private parties creating mutual obligations enforceable by law. Contract law is generally governed by the state common law. 

Summary from Contract, LEGAL INFORMATION INSTITUTE, https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/contract

Categories

  • Formation of Contract
    • Definitions
      • Bilateral contracts
      • Unilateral contracts
      • Enforceability
    • Mutual Assent
      • Offer and Acceptance
        • Offer
        • Termination of Offers
        • Acceptance
        • Counteroffers and mirror-image rule
      • Excuse
        • Mistake
        • Misunderstanding
        • Misrepresentation, nondisclosure, fraud
        • Undue influence and breach of confidential relationship
        • Duress
    • Consideration and substitutes
      • Bargain and exchange 
      • Adequacy of Consideration
        • Modification
        • Accord and Satisfaction
        • Illusory promises
        • Requirements and output contracts
    • Defenses to Formation
      • Capacity to contract
        • Infancy
        • Mental illness
        • Guardianship
        • Intoxication
      • Illegality
      • Unconscionability
      • Public Policy 
    • Implied-in-fact contracts and quasi contracts
    • ​Warranties in sale-of-goods contracts
      • Express warranty
      • Implied warranty of merchantability
      • Implied warranty of fitness for a particular reason
  • Third-Party Beneficiary Contracts
    • Creditor and Donee Beneficiaries
    • Intended Beneficiaries
    • Incidental Beneficiaries 
    • Vesting of Beneficiary's rights
    • Defenses
  • Assignment of Rights and Delegation of Duties
    • Assignment of rights
      • When disallowed
      • Requirements
      • Rights of Assignee
    • Delegation of Duties
      • Novation
      • Effect of Delegation of Performance under UCC
  • Statute of Frauds
    • Writing required
    • Types of contracts within statute of frauds 
  • Parol Evidence 
    • Intent of Parties
    • Parol Evidence Rule
    • UCC Parol Evidence Rule 
  • Conditions
    • Express Conditions
    • Implied Conditions
    • Timing of Conditions
    • Satisfaction of Conditions
    • Disputes about performance
      • Bilateral Contract
      • Partial performance
      • Strict performance under the UCC
    • Buyer's Obligations 
  • Breach of Contract and Remedies
    • Breach of Contract
      • Common Law
      • UCC
    • Anticipatory Breach
      • Non-breaching part's options 
      • Retraction of repudiation
      • Inapplicability of Unilateral Contracts 
      • Prospective Inability to perform - right to demand assurance 
    • Damages for Breach of Contract
      • Expectancy Damages
      • Consequential Damages 
      • Punitive Damages
      • Nominal Damages
      • Mitigating Damages
      • Restitution Damages
      • Reliance Damages 
    • Specific Performance
      • Factors considered
      • Real Property
      • UCC
      • Limitations
    • Declaratory Judgment
    • Remedies under UCC
      • Buyer's Remedies
        • Failure to tender
        • Nonconforming tender
      • Seller's Remedies
        • Right to price upon acceptance
        • Right to reclaim goods
        • Wrongful rejection
        • Lost volume seller
      • Risk of Loss
        • General Rules
        • Special Rules
  • Discharge
    • Impossibility
    • Frustration of Purpose
    • Impracticability of Performance under UCC
    • Rescission
    • Release

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