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Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent

Ian Ayres and Gregory Klass

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106756
eISBN:
9780300127133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106756.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

How can a promise be a lie? Answer: when the promisor never intended to perform the promise. Such incidences of promissory fraud are frequently litigated because they can result in punitive damages ... More


The Veracity and Scienter Inquiries: Evidence of Falsity and Evidence of Culpability

Ian Ayres and Gregory Klass

in Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106756
eISBN:
9780300127133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106756.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the kinds of evidence that the courts should consider when answering each inquiry. After deciding what a promise says, it is necessary to determine whether it is true or false, ... More


Teaching Promissory Fraud

Ian Ayres and Gregory Klass

in Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106756
eISBN:
9780300127133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106756.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter discusses the importance of teaching promissory fraud in law schools, in several of which promissory fraud falls between the subjects of contracts and torts. Contracts professors feel ... More


How to Say Things with Promises

Ian Ayres and Gregory Klass

in Insincere Promises: The Law of Misrepresented Intent

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106756
eISBN:
9780300127133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106756.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter presents a theoretical paradigm for thinking about promises as both doings and sayings, and explores the idea of promises from the area of law. The legal action for breach of contract ... More


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