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This article discusses the law of contracts generally, including the definitions of various kinds of contracts and the distinctions between them; the principles governing and requisites for the formation of contracts, such as assent, offer, acceptance, consideration, definiteness, and formalities; the effect of mistake, fraud, duress, and undue influence; illegality arising from violation of constitution, statute, or public policy; the construction, effect, and enforceability of contracts, including such as issues as entirety or divisibility, persons bound and entitled, conditions, time or place, and compensation; the modifications, renewal, rescission, termination, or discharge of contracts.
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This article covers general principles of the law of damages. It includes a discussion of the various kinds of damages-compensatory, damages, nominal damages, liquidated damages, and exemplary and punitive damages-as well as of such concepts as general and special damages, prospective damages, and mitigation of damages. The elements and measure of damages in breach of contract, personal injury, and property damage cases are also covered as are the pleading, proof, and determination of the amount of damages to be awarded in a lawsuit.
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This article is concerned with the dissolution by legal proceedings of the marriage relationship in whole or in part, the grounds for, and the general operation and effect of such dissolution. Procedural matters are also included. The article also discusses rights, duties, and liabilities respecting spousal support, the division of marital property, and the determination of property rights.
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