Corbin on Contracts

Exhaustive and influential contracts treatise relied on by generations of lawyers and in thousands of court decisions.
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Hailed as "the greatest law book ever written," the venerable 16-volume Corbin on Contracts is one of the most cited and influential treatises in print. Providing an exhaustive analysis of all the rules of contract law, including all exceptions and variations, Corbin on Contracts can help you prevent disputes and keep your clients out of court. Cited in the opinions of federal and state courts literally thousands of times, this exhaustive exposition of all the working rules of contract law has for more than half a century helped lawyers understand what the rules of contract mean and how they can be used in daily practice.

Publication of the Revised Edition was directed by renowned contracts expert Professor Joseph M. Perillo. In addition to the periodic issuance of replacement volumes, the set is updated twice each year with cumulative stand-alone and pocket-part supplements prepared by noted legal scholar Dr. John E. Murray, Jr. (1932-2015), former Chancellor and Professor of Law, Duquesne University, and Timothy Murray, Partner, Murray, Hogue & Lannis, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

VOLUME 1

PART I FORMATION OF CONTRACTS




Chapter 1 Preliminary Definitions

TOPIC A OFFER AND ACCEPTANCE

Chapter 2 Offers; Creation and Duration of Power of Acceptance

Chapter 3 Acceptance and Rejection of offer

Chapter 4 Indefiniteness and Mistake in Expression

VOLUME 2

PART I FORMATION OF CONTRACTS
(CONTINUED)

TOPIC B CONSIDERATION

Chapter 5 Reasons for Enforcement of Promises; Acts, forbearances and Promises Given in Exchange

Chapter 6 Consideration - Mutuality of Obligation - Requirements and Output Contracts - Effect of Option

Chapter 7 Consideration - Effect of Pre-existing Duty

VOLUME 3

PART I FORMATION OF CONTRACTS
(CONTINUED)

TOPIC C INFORMAL CONTRACTS WITHOUT MUTUAL ASSENT OR CONSIDERATION

Chapter 8 Reliance on a Promise as Ground for Enforcement: The Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel

Chapter 9 Past Consideration and Moral Obligation

TOPIC D FORMAL CONTRACTS

Chapter 10 Contracts Under Seal, Recognizances, Negotiable instruments and Documents, and Letters of

Credit

Chapter 11 Option Contracts and Rights of First Refusal - The Legal Relations of the Parties

VOLUME 4

PART II STATUTE OF FRAUDS




Chapter 12 History and Legal Operation of the Statute

Chapter 13 Statute of Frauds - Oral Variation or Rescission; Contracts Partly Within

Chapter 14 Statute of Frauds - Manner of Raising Defense; Remedies of Restitution and Reformation

Chapter 15 Statute of Frauds - Debts of another - Suretyship and Guaranty

Chapter 16 Debts of another - Leading Object Rule - indemnity Contracts

Chapter 17 Statute of Frauds - Interests in Land

Chapter 18 interests in Land - Effect of Part Performance of oral Contract

Chapter 19 Statute of Frauds - Contracts not to be Performed within One Year

Chapter 20 Statute of Frauds - Contracts in Consideration of Marriage

Chapter 21 Statute of Frauds - Contracts for the Sale of Goods

Chapter 22 Substance of the Memorandum: Its Nature and Contents

Chapter 23 Formal Requirements - Writing - Signature - Oral Evidence

VOLUME 5

PART III INTERPRETATION - PAROL EVIDENCE - AVOIDANCE AND REFORMATION




Chapter 24 Interpretation of Contracts

VOLUME 6

PART III INTERPRETATION - PAROL EVIDENCE - AVOIDANCE AND REFORMATION
(CONTINUED)



Chapter 25 The Parol Evidence Rule

Chapter 26 Implied Terms, Default Rules, and the Concept of Good Faith

VOLUME 7

PART III INTERPRETATION - PAROL EVIDENCE - AVOIDANCE AND REFORMATION
(CONTINUED)



Chapter 27 Capacity of Parties

Chapter 28 Avoidance or Reformation for Misconduct or Mistake

Chapter 29 Unconscionability and the Duty to Read

VOLUME 8

PART IV CONSTRUCTION AND LEGAL OPERATION OF CONTRACT - CONDITIONS OF LEGAL DUTY




Chapter 30 Definitions and Terminology - Conditions Classified

Chapter 31 Express Conditions - and Promises

Chapter 32 Constructive Conditions - Failure to Perform the Agreed Exchange

Chapter 33 Constructive Conditions in Sale of Goods

Chapter 33A Constructive Conditions in Sale of Land

Chapter 34 Constructive Conditions in Service Contracts, Charter Parties, and Leases

Chapter 35 Conditions in installment Contract - Divisibility

Chapter 36 Substantial Performance, its Character and Effect

Chapter 37 Condition of Performance on Time - Condition of Notice

Chapter 38 Aleatory Contracts - No Agreed Exchange of Performances

Chapter 39 Conditions Subsequent - Analysis - Pleading and Burden of Proof

Chapter 40 Elimination of Conditions by Waiver or Prevention

VOLUME 9

PART V RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES - ASSIGNMENT - JOINT AND SEVERAL CONTRACTS


TOPIC A THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES

Chapter 41 Preliminary analysis - Issues and Terminology

Chapter 42 Third Party Beneficiary History

Chapter 43 Third Party Beneficiary Statutes

Chapter 44 intent to Benefit - Restatements - interpretation

Chapter 45 Beneficiaries of Specific Types of Contracts

Chapter 46 Remedies, Powers, and Defenses - Beneficiary, Promisee, and Promisor

TOPIC B ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 47 Preliminary Analysis - Concepts, Terminology, Source of Law

Chapter 48 Gift Assignments

Chapter 49 Assignability and Delegability - Freedom and its Limitations

Chapter 50 Conditional and Future Rights, and After-Acquired Property

Chapter 51 Legal Effects of Assignment - Defenses and Priorities

TOPIC C JOINT AND SEVERAL CONTRACTS

Chapter 52 Joint and Several Contracts

VOLUME 10

PART VI BREACH OF CONTRACT - JUDICIAL REMEDIES


TOPIC A BREACH OF CONTRACT

Chapter 53 Varieties of Breach - Partial, Total

Chapter 54 Breach of Contract by Anticipatory Repudiation

VOLUME 11

PART VI BREACH OF CONTRACT - JUDICIAL REMEDIES
(CONTINUED)

TOPIC B DAMAGES AS A REMEDY FOR BREACH

Chapter 55 Purpose and Extent of Damages - Causation - Compensation - Value

Chapter 56 Forseeability - Anticipated Profits - Degrees of Uncertainty

Chapter 57 Alternative Measures - Expenditures - Avoidable Consequences - interest - Anticipatory Breach

Chapter 58 Liquidated Damages and Penalties

Chapter 59 Mental Suffering - Punitive Damages - Lending Money - Alternative of Contracts - Contracts

for Benefit of Third Person

Chapter 60 Building Contracts - Employment - Sales of Land - Sales of Goods

VOLUME 12

PART VI BREACH OF CONTRACT - JUDICIAL REMEDIES
(CONTINUED)

TOPIC C RESTITUTION AS A REMEDY FOR BREACH

Chapter 61 Common Law and Equity - General Requirements for Obtaining Restitution

Chapter 62 Restitution in Favor of a Plaintiff in Default

TOPIC D SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE

Chapter 63 Adequacy of Other Remedies

Chapter 64 Special Reasons for Refusing Specific Enforcement

Chapter 65 Mutuality of Remedy - Negative Contracts - Liquidated Damages

TOPIC E ELECTION OF REMEDIES

Chapter 66 Election of Remedies

VOLUME 13

PART VII DISCHARGE AND IMPOSSIBILITY


TOPIC A DISCHARGE OF CONTRACT

Chapter 67 Performance - Tender - Rescission - Release - Gift - Surrender - Cancellation - Contract Not

to Sue

Chapter 68 Discharge By Nonperformance of Condition - Breach - Failure of Consideration - Prevention -

Power Reserved - Condition Subsequent

Chapter 69 The Legal Operation of an Executory Accord

Chapter 70 Accord and Satisfaction

Chapter 71 Substituted Contract and Novation

Chapter 72 Account Stated

Chapter 73 Specialties - Alteration - Judgment - Award - Claim Preclusion

VOLUME 14

PART VII DISCHARGE AND IMPOSSIBILITY
(CONTINUED)

TOPIC B IMPOSSIBILITY

Chapter 74 Impossibility of Performance - Personal inability

Chapter 75 Death or Destruction of Specific Things - Prorating Available Supply

Chapter 76 Legal Prohibition - Government Prohibition and Exigencies of War

Chapter 77 Discharge By Frustration of Purpose

Chapter 78 Impossibility of Performance of a Condition; Restitution in Cases of Impossibility

VOLUME 15

PART VIII CONTRACTS CONTRARY TO PUBLIC POLICY




Chapter 79 introduction to Contracts Contrary to Public Policy

Chapter 80 Contracts in Restraint of Competition

Chapter 81 Contracts involving Familial Relationships

Chapter 82 Sunday Contracts

Chapter 83 Bargains Harmful to the Administration of Justice

Chapter 84 Bargains Harmful to the Public Service or to The Performance of Fiduciary Duty

Chapter 85 Bargains to Defraud or Otherwise injure Third Persons

Chapter 86 Wagering Bargains

Chapter 87 Usury Bargains

Chapter 88 Miscellaneous Bargains Contrary to Public Policy

Chapter 89 The Effects of Being Contrary to Public Policy and The Availability of Restitution

VOLUME 16


Answer Guide



INDEX