9781107141490 (hardback) 1107141494 (hardback) 9781316506585 (paperback) 1316506584 (paperback)
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.
KF801 .C86 2016
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.