Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this practical analysis of the law of contracts in the USA covers every
aspect of the subject – definition and classification of contracts,
contractual liability, relation to the law of property, good faith, burden of
proof, defects, penalty clauses, arbitration clauses, remedies in case of
non-performance, damages, power of attorney, and much more. Lawyers who handle
transnational contracts will appreciate the explanation of fundamental
differences in terminology, application, and procedure from one legal system
to another, as well as the international aspects of contract law. Throughout
the book, the treatment emphasizes drafting considerations.
An introduction in which contracts are defined and contrasted to torts,
quasi-contracts, and property is followed by a discussion of the concepts of
‘consideration’ or ‘cause’ and other underlying principles of the formation of
contract. Subsequent chapters cover the doctrines of ‘relative effect’,
termination of contract, and remedies for non-performance.
The second part of the book, recognizing the need to categorize an agreement
as a specific contract in order to determine the rules which apply to it,
describes the nature of agency, sale, lease, building contracts, and other
types of contract. Facts are presented in such a way that readers who are
specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their
meaning and significance. Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the
practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable
time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers
representing parties with interests in the USA will welcome this very
useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the
study of comparative contract law.
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The Author . List of Abbreviations. Preface. General Introduction.
Introduction to the Law of Contracts. Selected Bibliography. Part I. General
Principles of the Law of Contract. Chapter 1. Formation. Chapter 2. Conditions
of Substantive Validity. Chapter 3. The Contents of a Contract. Chapter 4.
Privity of Contract. Chapter 5. The Termination of the Contract. Chapter 6.
Remedies. Part II. Specific Contracts. Chapter 1. Agency. Chapter 2. Bailment.
Chapter 3. Gaming and Wagering. Chapter 4. Sale of Goods: Article 2 of the
UCC. Chapter 5. Building Contracts, Hire of Work and Skills. Chapter 6. Lease,
Commercial and Agricultural Leases. Chapter 7. Compromise Settlement. Chapter
8. Suretyship Chapter 9. Pledge. Chapter 10. Loans. Chapter 11. Contracts with
the Government and Other Public Administrations. Chapter 12. Contract of
Partnership. Chapter 13. Restitution, Including Quasi-contract. Index.