Mike Shecketís Notes on Dawson, Harvey and Hendersonís Contracts[1]

 

CHAPTER 1.††††††† REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

 

††††††††† Introductory Note

 

††††††††† Section 1.††† The Goals of Contract Damages

††††††††† Section 2.††† Limitations on Expectation Damages

††††††††† Section 3.††† Alternative Interests: Reliance and Restitution

††††††††† Section 4.††† Contractual Controls on Damages

††††††††† Section 5.††† Enforcement in Equity

 

CHAPTER 2.††††††† GROUNDS FOR ENFORCING PROMISES

 

††††††††† Introductory Note

 

††††††††† Cohen, The Basis of Contract

 

††††††††† Sharp, Pacta Sunt Servanda

 

††††††††† Section 1.††† Formality

††††††††† Section 2.††† Exchange Through Bargain

††††††††† Section 3.††† Promises Grounded in the Past

††††††††† Section 4.††† Reliance on a Promise

††††††††† Section 5.††† Promises of Limited Commitment

 

CHAPTER 3.††††††† THE MAKING OF AGREEMENTS

 

††††††††† Section 1.††† Mutual Assent

††††††††† Section 2.††† Control Over Contract Formation

††††††††† Section 3.††† Precontractual Obligation

††††††††† Section 4.††† Conduct Concluding a Bargain

††††††††† Section 5. †† The Effects of Adopting a Writing

††††††††† Section 6.††† Assent to Standardized Forms

 

CHAPTER 4.††††††† POLICING THE BARGAIN

 

Introductory Note

 

††††††††† Section 1.††† Competency to Contract

††††††††† Section 2. †† Revisions of Contractual Duty

††††††††† Section 3.††† Mistake and Misrepresentation

††††††††† Section 4.††† Changed Circumstances Justifying Nonperformance

††††††††† Section 5.††† Unconscionable Inequality

 

CHAPTER 5.††††††† THE MATURING AND BREACH OF CONTRACT DUTIES

 

††††††††† Section 1.††† The Effects of Express Conditions

††††††††† Section 2.††† Conditions of Satisfaction

††††††††† Section 3.††† Constructive Conditions: The Order of Performance

††††††††† Section 4.††† Protecting the Exchange on Breach

 

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[1] Dawson, John P., William Burnett Harvey and Stanley D. Henderson.Contracts: Cases and Comment.8th ed.Foundation Press, 2003.