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Contracts in the real world : stories of popular contracts and why they matter / Lawrence A. Cunningham, George Washington University Law School.

Author/Creator:
Cunningham, Lawrence A., 1962- author.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xxviii, 288 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Edition:
Second edition.
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Subjects:
Contracts -- United States.
Summary:
Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. Contracts in the Real World, 2nd edition corrects common misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such notable individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Lady Gaga, and Donald Trump. Capturing the essentials of this subject, the book explores recurring issues in contracting and shows how age-old precedents and wisdom still apply today and how contract law's inherent dynamism cautions against exuberant reforms. The accessible yet rigorous approach will appeal to the general reader and specialists alike, and to both teachers and students of contracts.
Contents:
Getting in : contract formation
Facing limits : unenforceable bargains
Getting out : excuses and termination
Paying up : remedies
Rewinding : restitution and unjust enrichment
Writing it down : interpretation, parol, frauds
Performing : duties, modification, good faith
Hedging : conditions
Considering others : third parties and society.
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Mar 2016).
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ISBN:
9781316493670 (ebook)
9781107141490 (hardback)
9781316506585 (paperback)
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Restricted for use by site license.