Am Jur 2d - Contracts Summary

17A Am. Jur. 2d Contracts Summary

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Scope:

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 issues as entirety or divisibility, persons bound and entitled, conditions, time or place, and compensation; the modification, renewal, rescission, termination, or discharge of contracts; the performance or breach of contracts, including anticipatory breach, sufficiency and approval of performance, waiver of strict or full performance, excuses for nonperformance, and breach as a cause of action; and practice and procedure in contract actions generally.

Federal Aspects:

This article discusses federal statutes dealing with electronic signatures in global and national commerce. Contract actions by and against ambassadors, diplomatic and consular officials are discussed in Am. Jur. 2d, Ambassadors, Diplomats and Consular Officials §§ 22 , 23 . Contracts by the United States are discussed in Am. Jur. 2d, United States. For U.S.C.A. citations, see "Statutory References" below.

Treated Elsewhere:

Assignability of contracts, see, Am. Jur. 2d, Assignments

Cancellation or reformation of contracts by judicial decree, see Am. Jur. 2d, Cancellation of Instruments, Am. Jur. 2d, Reformation of Instruments

Certain formalities incident to the formation of particular contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Acknowledgments; Am. Jur. 2d, Records and Recording Laws; Am. Jur. 2d, Statute of Frauds

Certain grounds of illegality, see, Am. Jur. 2d, Champerty, Maintenance, and Barratry; Am. Jur. 2d, Interest and Usury; Am. Jur. 2d, Monopolies, Restraints of Trade, and Unfair Trade Practices; Am. Jur. 2d, Sundays and Holidays

Civil arrest in contract actions, see Am. Jur. 2d, Arrest §§ 76 to 78

Contract actions by and against ambassadors, diplomatic and consular officials, see Am. Jur. 2d, Ambassadors, Diplomats and Consular Officials §§ 22 , 23

Contracts affecting particular kinds of property, see Am. Jur. 2d, Easements and Licenses in Real Property; Am. Jur. 2d, Fences; Am. Jur. 2d, Good Will; Am. Jur. 2d, Party Walls; Am. Jur. 2d, Patents

Contracts by aggregation of persons, see Am. Jur. 2d, Associations and Clubs; Am. Jur. 2d, Joint Ventures; Am. Jur. 2d, Partnership

Contracts by particular classes of persons, see Am. Jur. 2d, Executors and Administrators; Am. Jur. 2d, Infants; Am. Jur. 2d, Mentally Impaired Persons; Am. Jur. 2d, Public Officers and Employees

Contracts by persons in special relation to each other, see Am. Jur. 2d, Agency; Am. Jur. 2d, Divorce and Separation; Am. Jur. 2d, Husband and Wife; Am. Jur. 2d, Parent and Child

Contracts by private and public corporations, see Am. Jur. 2d, Corporations; Am. Jur. 2d, Municipal Corporations, Counties, and Other Political Subdivisions; Am. Jur. 2d, Schools

Contracts by the government, see Am. Jur. 2d, States, Territories, and Dependencies; Am. Jur. 2d, United States

Contracts for sale of realty as equitable conversion, see Am. Jur. 2d, Equitable Conversion §§ 10 , 13 , 17

Contracts of employment, see Am. Jur. 2d, Employment Relationship §§ 10 to 49

Contracts incident to particular occupations, see Am. Jur. 2d, Architects; Am. Jur. 2d, Attorneys at Law; Am. Jur. 2d, Auctions and Auctioneers; Am. Jur. 2d, Banks and Financial Institutions; Am. Jur. 2d, Brokers; Am. Jur. 2d, Carriers; Am. Jur. 2d, Entertainment and Sports Law; Am. Jur. 2d, Insurance; Am. Jur. 2d, Lobbying; Am. Jur. 2d, Physicians, Surgeons, and Other Healers; Am. Jur. 2d, Railroads; Am. Jur. 2d, Telecommunications; Am. Jur. 2d, Warehouses

Contracts in restraint of trade, see Am. Jur. 2d, Monopolies, Restraints of Trade, and Unfair Trade Practices §§ 840 et seq.

Estoppel by accepting benefits under a contract, generally, see Am. Jur. 2d, Estoppel and Waiver § 65

Interference with contract relations, see Am. Jur. 2d, Interference; Am. Jur. 2d, Labor and Labor Relations; Am. Jur. 2d, Torts

Obligation of contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Constitutional Law §§ 708 to 744

Operation and effect of customs and usages on contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Customs and Usages §§ 23 to 33

Particular kinds of express contracts and instruments, see Am. Jur. 2d, Accord and Satisfaction; Am. Jur. 2d, Alternative Dispute Resolution; Am. Jur. 2d, Bailments; Am. Jur. 2d, Bills and Notes; Am. Jur. 2d, Bonds; Am. Jur. 2d, Building and Construction Contracts; Am. Jur. 2d, Compromise and Settlement; Am. Jur. 2d, Deeds; Am. Jur. 2d, Employment Agencies §§ 19 to 22 ; Am. Jur. 2d, Guaranty; Am. Jur. 2d, Indemnity; Am. Jur. 2d, Letters of Credit; Am. Jur. 2d, Novation; Am. Jur. 2d, Release; Am. Jur. 2d, Rewards; Am. Jur. 2d, Sales; Am. Jur. 2d, Secured Transactions; Am. Jur. 2d, Space Law; Am. Jur. 2d, Subscriptions for Charitable or Public Purposes; Am. Jur. 2d, Support of Persons; Am. Jur. 2d, Vendor and Purchaser

Private franchise contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Private Franchise Contracts

Quasi contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Restitution and Implied Contracts

Remedial and procedural law in actions involving contracts, see Am. Jur. 2d, Actions; Am. Jur. 2d, Damages; Am. Jur. 2d, Declaratory Judgments; Am. Jur. 2d, Evidence; Am. Jur. 2d, Injunctions; Am. Jur. 2d, Parties; Am. Jur. 2d, Pleading; Am. Jur. 2d, Pretrial Conference and Procedure; Am. Jur. 2d, Prohibition; Am. Jur. 2d, Specific Performance; Am. Jur. 2d, Summary Judgment; 75B Am. Jur. 2d, Trial

What law governs a contract, see Am. Jur. 2d, Conflict of Laws

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