Corbin on Contracts

A Comprehensive Treatise on the Rules of Contract Law

Author: Arthur Linton Corbin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780327000693

Category: Contracts

Page: 503

View: 6614



Corbin on Contracts Desk Edition, 2017 Edition

Author: John E. Murray Jr.,Timothy Murray

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 152212411X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 9997


Corbin on Contracts is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print. Now available is the Corbin on Contracts Desk Edition. The Desk Edition provides a single-volume compendium of contract law, giving effective, efficient, accurate, and current analysis of all the tenets of the law of contracts. It is not merely an abridged version of the fifteen-volume landmark work. Although it is a product complete unto itself, through the use of numerous practice resource references incorporated into every chapter, the Desk Edition provides the user with immediate reference to the multitude of case law citations, statutes, and other relevant material found in the full fifteen-volume Corbin treatise. In short, the user of the Desk Edition is provided with both a single-volume explanation of contract law and also with a vehicle that offers the option of doing deeper research by providing particular, continuous, and accurate references to the master treatise.

Proving and Pricing Construction Claims

Author: Robert Frank Cushman,Esq Cushman,John D. Carter,Paul J. Gorman,Douglas F. Coppi

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 9780735514454

Category: Law

Page: 664

View: 1228


The most useful, definitive resource available on every aspect of construction claims, including how to present the claims, how to calculate and prove the amount of damages sustained, and how to prove liability. It even covers the clauses that should be in every construction contract. You'll get comprehensive coverage of all the important issues -- delay claims, differing site conditions claims, claims for lost profit, international claims, and much more. Includes a variety of winning strategies, practice tips, and helpful checklists to minimize damages and maximize collectability.

Comparative Remedies for Breach of Contract

Author: Nili Cohen,Ewan McKendrick

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841134538

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 3969


The book provides a comparative analysis of the law relating to remedies for breach of contract. It examines different remedies such as specific performance and damages and does so from the viewpoint of different legal systems, principally the English, American, German, French and Israeli. Each essay is written by a recognized specialist in his or her own field. Topics covered include the recent reforms of the law relating to breach of contract in Germany and the extent to which a claimant can choose the remedy which he or she deems to be the most appropriate. The book also makes use of a range of techniques, particularly economic analysis, when examining the legal rules. The book also contains an introductory essay, written by the editors, and an essay which deals with the relationship between substantive rights and contract remedies.

Force Majeure and Hardship Under General Contract Principles

Exemption for Non-performance in International Arbitration

Author: Christoph Brunner

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 9041127925

Category: Law

Page: 589

View: 9947


Lawyers involved in international commercial transactions know well that unforeseen events affecting the performance of a party often arise. Not surprisingly, exemptions for non-performance are dealt with in a significant number of arbitral awards. This very useful book thoroughly analyzes contemporary approaches, particularly as manifested in case law, to the scope and content of the principles of exemption for non-performance which are commonly referred to as 'force majeure' and 'hardship.' The author shows that the 'general principles of law' approach addresses this concern most effectively. Generally accepted and understood by the business world at large, this approach encompasses principles of international commercial contracts derived from a variety of legal systems. It's most important 'restatements' are found in the 1980 United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (UPICC). Establishing specific standards and "case groups" for the exemptions under review, the analysis treats such recurring elements as the following: contractual risk allocations; unforeseeability of an impediment; impediments beyond the typical sphere of risk and control of the obligor; responsibility for third parties (subcontractors, suppliers); legal impediments (acts of public authority) and effect of mandatory rules; involvement of states or state enterprises; interpretation of force majeure and hardship clauses; hardship threshold test; frustration of purpose; irreconcilable differences; comparison with exemptions under domestic legal systems (impossibility of performance, frustration of contract, impracticability) The book is a major contribution to the development of the use of general principles of law in international commercial arbitration. It may be used as a comprehensive commentary on the force majeure and hardship provisions of the UPICC, as well as on Art. 79 of the CISG. In addition, as an insightful investigation into the fundamental question of the limits of the principle of sanctity of contracts, this book is sure to capture the attention of business lawyers and interested academics everywhere.