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Hunting Promissory Estoppel

David V Snyder

in Mixed Jurisdictions Compared: Private Law in Louisiana and Scotland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638864
eISBN:
9780748651443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638864.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Promissory estoppel came into Louisiana silently, as it pervaded the rest of the United States, under the guises of other doctrines. Even after Williston discovered the hidden current in the American ... More


A New Framework for Estoppel

ELIZABETH COOKE

in The Modern Law of Estoppel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198262220
eISBN:
9780191714412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter looks at the real significance of the distinctions between different forms of estoppel. One distinction that has been questioned is that between proprietary estoppel and the principle in ... More


Contract Enforcement Doctrine

Peter A. Alces

in A Theory of Contract Law: Empirical Insights and Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195371604
eISBN:
9780199893447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371604.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the contract enforcement doctrine that emerges from the canonical contract enforcement cases. It may be that the object of contract is most accurately revealed when the deal ... More


Agreements to Vary Contracts

SIR GUENTER TREITEL

in Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255757
eISBN:
9780191719561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255757.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Legal History

This chapter discusses obstacles which the doctrine of consideration had placed in the way of legal enforceability of agreements to vary contracts. It distinguishes between increasing pacts (A ... More


Reconstructing Contracts

Alan Brudner

in The Unity of the Common Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199592807
eISBN:
9780191767944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592807.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discerns the form of dialogic community in the formalist and equity paradigms of contract law. It describes dialogic community as a mutual recognition between independent agencies. It ... More


Responding to Revolution: Moving Gifts and Consideration Through the Twentieth Century

in Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753982
eISBN:
9780804768054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753982.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The case law regarding gifts sheds light on classical theorizing of private law in general and on the workings of the classical doctrine of consideration in particular. Despite the success of ... More


Consideration

Nathan B. Oman

in The Dignity of Commerce: Markets and the Moral Foundations of Contract Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226415529
eISBN:
9780226415666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226415666.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

The doctrine of consideration has been widely criticized by contract law theorists and incoherent, normatively vacuous, and pernicious in its consequences. While there is much truth to these ... More


Neuroscience and Contract Law Theory

Peter A. Alces

in The Moral Conflict of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513362
eISBN:
9780226513676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513676.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Chapter Seven applies neuroscientific insights to theories of contract law which rest on perhaps an even shakier basis for liability than other areas of law considered previously: consent and ... More


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