Contracts in the Real World Stories of Popular Contracts and Why They Matter

ISBN-10: 1107607469

ISBN-13: 9781107607460

Edition: 2012

Authors: Lawrence A. Cunningham

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Annotated Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Getting In: Contract Formation
Gifts, Bargains, Reliance: MLK and BU
A Charitable Pledge
Estopping Aretha Franklin
Ads or Offers: Pepsi and Harrier Jets
"First Come, First Served"
Orders at the U.S. Mint
Jesting
Frolic or Acceptance: Boasts on "Dateline NBC"
The Curious Carbolic Smoke Ball
The Hole in One
Mutual Assent: Spyware and Secret Clauses
Two Ships Peerless
Policies or Pacts: The Cleveland.com Blogger
Mobil Coal's Employee Handbook
Breaching Promises of Secrecy
Facing Limits: Unenforceable Bargains
Unconscionability: Gail Waters's Annuity Swap
Chasing Alaska Gold
Escaping Nazi Greece
The Christmas Dollar Joke
Blackmail: Michael Jordan's Paternity
The Blackmail of David Letterman
Child Support
Palimony: The Rapper 50 Cent
Lee Marvin's Lover
Gambling: Octogenarian Powerball Sisters
Making Babies: Baby M, Baby Calvert
Getting Out: Excuses and Termination
Mistake and Warranty: Madoff's Ponzi Scheme
The Forged Dime
The Fertile Cow
The Fake Stradivarius
Impossibility and Force Majeure: Donald Trump
The Uninsurable Roller Rink
Infancy: Craig Traylor of "Malcolm in the Middle"
Outrage: AIG's Employee Bonuses
Embarrassment: The New York Mets and Citi Field
Paying Up: Remedies
Interests and Limits: Paris Hilton and "Pledge This!"
"Clever Endeavor"
Vanessa Redgrave's Losses
Jack Dempsey's Breached Bout
Robert Reed's English Misadventure
Compensation: Paris Hilton and Hairtech
The Hairy Hand
The Beatles' Recordings
Markets and Mitigation: Redskins Season Tickets
The Bridge to Nowhere
Lost Volume Sellers
Shirley MacLaine's "Bloomer Girl"
Stated Remedies: Sprint's Early Termination Fees
The Delayed Mausoleum
Vanderbilt's Traitorous Football Coach
Specific Performance: Tyson Chickens and IBP Pork
A Unique Manhattan Billboard
Contents
Rewinding: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment
Gratuity or Exchange: Caring for Aunt Frances
Bascom's Folly
Emergency Surgery
Mere Volunteers: Battling Alaskan Beetles
The Plagiarism Informant
Trailing Promises: Lena Saves Lee's Life
The Heroic Lumberman
An Escaped Bull
Novel Ideas: The Making of "The Sopranos"
Off-Contract Remedies: Rod Stewart at the Rio
Writing It Down: Interpretation, Parol, Frauds
Plain Meaning I: Eminem's Digital Records
Plain Meaning II: Dan Rather's Last Broadcast
Parol Evidence: The Golden Globes
Scrivener's Error: Who Owns the L.A. Dodgers?
The Fraudulent Architect
The Erroneous Deed
Statute of Frauds: Cliff Dumas's Phantom Radio Deal
Jane Fonda's Luckless Agent
Elizabeth Arden's Fortunate Hire
Performing: Duties, Modification, Good Faith
Implied Terms: Butch Lewis and Maya Angelou
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon
Express Terms: Clive Cussler's Movie "Sahara"
TSM's Tom Waits Recordings
Lucy, Again
Unanticipated Circumstances: Deutsche Building
Unexpected Industrial Detritus
Unexpected Landfill Needs
The Salmon Fishermen's Threat
Accord and Satisfaction: Lady Gaga
The Disputed Home Improvements
Adjustment: Conan and "The Tonight Show"
Hedging: Conditions
Interpretation and Effect: Kevin Costner's Bison
An Aborted Vineyard Sale
A Crop Insurance Caper
Order of Performance: Charlie Sheen and Warner
The Country Hotel Sale Bust
The Four-Stage Construction
Partial or Total Breach: Sheen and Warner II
An Accidental Bulldozing
Waiver: Sheen and Warner III
The Imbibing Professor
Substantial Performance: Sandra Bullock's Lake House
The Wrong Plumbing Pipes
A Misplaced Living Room Mill
The Unrestored Peevyhouse Property
The Ungraded Gravel Lot
Considering Others: Third Parties and Society
Beneficiaries: Supply Chain Abuse at Wal-Mart
A Sweatshop in Brooklyn
Assignment: TP Morgan's Cablevision Loan
Sally Beauty
Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream
Interference: New England Patriots and StubHub
Torts: Katie Janeway's Tragic Accident
Amnesty for Ordinary Negligence
A Misleading Authorization
Conclusion
Notes
Table of Cases
Index
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