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Contract Law Fundamentals

ISBN-10: 013114748X
ISBN-13: 9780131147485
Edition: 2008
Authors: Adam Epstein
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Description: Designed for the new paralegal,Contract Law Fundamentals, 1eis a case book and was written to reflect the black-letter law of contracts. It takes a straight forward approach and helpsnbsp;readers develop an understanding of the essence of contract  More...

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Book details

List price: $132.20
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Designed for the new paralegal,Contract Law Fundamentals, 1eis a case book and was written to reflect the black-letter law of contracts. It takes a straight forward approach and helpsnbsp;readers develop an understanding of the essence of contract law. A variety of edited cases are included throughout the book, and reflect classic contract law and contemporary rulings in different industries and states.nbsp;nbsp;Classic contract law cases and contemporary cases are included such as:Harms v. Northland Ford Dealers, (S.D. 1999); Hill-Shafer Partnership v. The Chilson Family Trust, (Ariz. 1990); Lucy v. Zehmer (Va. 1954); Sefton v. Hewitt (2004); Newmark v. Gimbels, Inc. (N.J. 1969); Leonard v. PepsiCo., Incl (S.D.N.Y. 1999); USAA v. ADT Sec. Serv. Inc (Ky. 2006).nbsp; Divided into sections on common law contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, and section on contract drafting which offers some practical considerations when drafting contracts.Should provide anyone involved with the tools to operate in todayrsquo;s world with an appreciation for the role of contracts.

The Basics
Introduction
Contract
Freedom of contract
Sanctity of a contract
Meeting of the Minds
Bilateral and Unilateral Contracts
Contract drafting
Objective Theory of Contracts
Common Law v. UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)
Restatement of Contracts
Valid, Void, Voidable
Express or Implied
Implied-in-fact
Implied-in-law (QuasiContracts)
Quantum Meruit
Oral Contracts
Plain Meaning Rule
Executory v. Executed
Formal v. Informal contracts
Collective Bargaining Agreements
Personal Services Contracts
Contract Riders
Waivers
Termination of a Contract
Contract Defenses
Chapter Summary
Chapter Terms
Discussion and Review Questions
Internet Pursuits
Harms v. Northland Ford Dealers , 602 N.W.2d 58 (S.D. 1999)
Hill-Shafer Partnership v. The Chilson Family Trust , 799 P.2d 810 (Ariz. 1990)
Exercise: Examination of Musical Artist Contract Rider
The Agreement
Introduction
The Offer
Definiteness
Communication of the Offer
Automatic Termination of an Offer
Auctions
Other Auctions
Mailbox Rule
Rewards
Option Contracts
Charitable Subscriptions
Acceptance
Silence
Letter of Intent
Quantum Meruit
Chapter Summary
Chapter Terms
Discussion and Review Questions
Internet Pursuits
Lucy v. Zehmer , 84 S.E.2d (Va. 1954)
Sefton v. Hewitt , 2004 NY Slip Op 50580U
Exercise: Examination of Agreement to Mediate
Consideration
Consideration
Pre-existing Duty Rule
Past Consideration
Illusory Promises
Post-Contract Issues
Accord and Satisfaction
Release
Forbearance
Rescission
UCC
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