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The Story Of Contract Law: Formation Third Edition

The Story Of Contract  Law: Formation  Third Edition

Author: Val Ricks

Category: Business, Corporate & Commercial Law

Date Published: Tuesday, 21-July-2020 6:16:07 PM

The issues contract law addresses have not changed in the nearly 500 years during which the doctrines have developed. These issues include which promises to enforce, how much evidence to require of a plaintiff before the defendant must answer, and what evidence of hard bargaining and hard bargain will suffice to unwind what would otherwise be a binding promise. Given the length of time we have addressed these issues, it is perhaps not surprising that the law has worked out a coherent structure. Given the length of time, however, it is also not surprising that parts of that structure remain obscure.