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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Determining the Applicable Law
Chapter 2 Determining What Causes of Action Exist
Chapter 3 Determining Jurisdiction and Venue in Contract Actions
Chapter 4 Determining Applicable Statute of Limitations and Effect on Potential Action
Chapter 5 Determining Whether to Arbitrate or Litigate
Chapter 6 Using or Opposing Provisional Remedies in Contract Actions
Chapter 7 Seeking or Opposing Damages in Contract Actions
Chapter 8 Seeking or Opposing Equitable Remedies in Contract Actions
Chapter 9 Seeking or Opposing Quantum Meruit or Quantum Valebant Recovery in Contract Actions
Chapter 10 Seeking or Opposing Statutory Remedies in Contract Actions
Chapter 11 Seeking or Opposing Declaratory Relief in Contract Matters
Chapter 12 Recovering Attorney's Fees and Costs in Contract Litigation
Chapter 13 Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract - Absence of Essential Element
Chapter 14 Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract - Lack of Capacity
Chapter 15 Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract - Failure to Comply With Applicable Formalities
Chapter 16 Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract - Mistake
Chapter 17 Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract - Fraud, Duress, Menace, and Undue Influence
Chapter 18 Asserting or Defending Claim That Contract Is Illegal, Contrary to Public Policy, or Unconscionable
Chapter 19 Seeking or Opposing Recovery As Third Party Beneficiary of Contract
Chapter 20 Asserting Agency Issues in Contract Actions
Chapter 21 Asserting a Particular Construction of Contract
Chapter 22 Suing or Defending Action for Breach of Contract
Chapter 23 Suing or Defending Action for Breach of Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
Chapter 24 Suing or Defending Action for Breach of Warranty
Chapter 25 Seeking Recovery for Unauthorized Disclosure of Confidential or Proprietary Information
Chapter 26 Contract for Sale of Goods - Seeking Remedies Under California Commercial Code
Chapter 27 Contract for Sale of Goods - Attacking or Defending Existence of Contract Under California Commercial Code
Chapter 28 Contract for Sale of Goods - Suing or Defending Action for Breach of Contract Under California Commercial Code
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes