Contracts

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Contracts

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CISG Basics: Performance

This lesson is third in a series that takes a look at performance of agreements governed by the U.N. Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). This lesson sets out the basic obligations of sellers and buyers, as well as looking at the ICC's Incoterms and how they affect the seller's obligations.

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Conditions

This lesson explores the concept of conditions in the law of contracts. It distinguishes promises from conditions, discusses the various kinds of conditions, and explains ways the courts relieve parties from the harsh effect of conditions. The lesson concludes with two sample exam questions.

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Consideration: Advanced Issues

This lesson addresses a number of issues involving consideration, including whether there was a bargain, whether there is consideration for the settlement of a claim, and whether one of the promises was illusory. You should run it after you have run the lesson on Consideration: The Basics of Consideration and the Bargain Theory.

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Contract Tutorials on Remedies - Expectation Measure

When the court awards money damages for breach of contract, it generally measures the damages by what is called the expectation measure or the expectancy. Referring to Hawkins v. McGee, this lesson explains how those damages are calculated. It presents basic measurement problems, rules and definitions, and then asks students questions based on hypothetical scenario designed to test their understanding of the concept in practice. Awarding a monetary compensation for pain and suffering is also discussed. The lesson concludes with a series of review questions.

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Contract Tutorials on Remedies - Mitigation of Damages

This lesson deals with the doctrine of Mitigation of Damages, and examines Rockingham County v. Luten Bridge Co. The basic issues about mitigation are illustrated in a hypothetical scenario followed by a number of questions. Prior understanding of Expectation Measure of Damages is necessary to complete your study. The lesson ends with several summary questions.

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Contract Tutorials on Remedies - Expectation Damages in Sale of Goods

The lesson takes a look at measuring expectation damages in a sale of goods contract governed by the UCC provisions. The author explains that even though the expectation/mitigation rule is not applicable to the sale of goods contracts, the UCC gives us the same results as common law. The concepts of incidental and consequential damages, as well as expenses saved, are also explained. The lesson ends with review questions on the subject.

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Contract Tutorials on Remedies - Expectation Damages in Sale of Goods - Buyer does not cover

In this lesson you will learn how to calculate damages when the Buyer does not deliver goods or repudiates the contract. First, the author reminds you about the concept of common law mitigation/expectation rule and then contrasts the results with the UCC provisions in this matter. Next, the differences between UCC § 2-713 and § 2-712 are explained. The lesson concludes with several review questions.

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Contract Tutorials on Remedies - UCC Damage Rules

This lesson is part of a series of lessons that examines contract remedies. It discusses a breach by the buyer. The author deals with problems of measuring damages when the seller does resell the goods (UCC § 2-706), as well as when the goods are not resold (UCC § 2-708(1)). Prior understanding of common law expectation rule is required to work this lesson. The lesson ends with several review questions on this subject.

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