Contract Law Fundamentals

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Designed for the new paralegal, Contract Law Fundamentals, 1e is a case book and was written to reflect the black-letter law of contracts. It takes a straight forward approach and helps 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.

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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 helps 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.   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).  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 today's world with an appreciation for the role of contracts.

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Adam Epstein is a Professor of Business Law and Regulation in the Finance and Law Department at Central Michigan University.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Chapter 1: 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 (Quasi Contracts) 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 Case 1: Harms v. Northland Ford Dealers , 602 N.W.2d 58 (S.D. 1999) Case 2: Hill-Shafer Partnership v. The Chilson Family Trust , 799 P.2d 810 (Ariz. 1990). Exercise: Examination of Musical Artist Contract Rider Chapter 2: 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: Case 1: Lucy v. Zehmer , 84 S.E.2d (Va. 1954) Case 2: Sefton v. Hewitt , 2004 NY Slip Op 50580U Exercise: Examination of Agreement to Mediate. Chapter 3: Consideration Consideration Pre-existing Duty Rule Past Consideration Illusory Promises Post-Contract Issues Accord and Satisfaction: Release: Forbearance: Rescission: UCC: Cancel at Anytime Chapter Summary Chapter Terms Discussion and Review Questions Internet Pursuits Case 1: Cooper v. Smith , 800 N.E.2d 372 (Ohio 2003) Case 2: Hamer v. Sidway , 27 N.E. 256 (N.Y. 1891) Exercise: Sponsorship Agreement Chapter 4: Legality and Capacity Introduction Legality Commission of a Crime Usury Gambling Sabbath (Sunday) Laws Licensing Exculpatory clauses Covenants not to sue/Covenants not to compete Restraints of Trade Capacity Minors Ratification Competence Intoxication Necessaries Chapter Summary Chapter Terms Discussion and Review Questions Internet Pursuits Case 1: Fres-Co Sys. USA , Inc. v. Bodell , 2005 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28140 (E.D. Pa. Nov. 15, 2005) Case 2: Henderson v. Quest Expeditions, Inc . 174 S.W.3d 730 (Tenn. 2005) Exercise: Employment Contract Analysis Chapter 5: Defenses Introduction Fraud Caveats Duress Mutual Mistake Raffles v. Wichelhaus Chapter Summary Chapter Terms Discussion and Review Questions Internet Pursuits Case 1: Gibson v. Publishers Clearing House , 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 15227 (W.D. Mich. Sept. 29, 2000) Case 2: Donovan v. RRL Corporation , 27 P.3d 702 (Cal. 2001) Exercise: Participant Waiver Chapter 6: The Statute of Frauds Introduction Statute of Frauds Exceptions Parol Evidence Rule (4-corners rule) Exceptions Rules of Construction Chapter Summary Chapter Terms Discussion and Review Questions Internet Pursuits Case 1: Leonard v. PepsiCo., Inc ., 88 F.Supp.2. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013114748X

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