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Farnsworth on Contracts, Fourth Edition

By E. Allan Farnsworth, Zachary Wolfe
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Bring the expertise of America's foremost authority on contracts into your practice with this comprehensive three-volume set. Farnsworth on Contracts, Fourth Edition is where doctrine meets practice. Now in loose-leaf format, this ultimate guide to contracts is designed to increase readability and usefulness for practitioners while providing the most up-to-date content.

In the years since the prior edition, contracts law has developed in both anticipated and surprising ways. Arbitration agreements became even more common, and the Supreme Court upended a significant body of state caselaw regarding their enforceability. Online contracting became more common and more complex. Courts were joined by legislators and administrative agencies in setting new limits on contracts. Accordingly, the previous edition had been supplemented with authorities confirming the doctrines described in the prose, building nuances onto them, and questioning or completely departing from them. The new edition retains most of the earlier supplemental material and overall structure of the book, but reorganizes the content to present changes in the law more clearly and to collect all relevant material in areas that are seeing the most litigation. It also moves to a looseleaf format, so future developments can be incorporated seamlessly and accessed efficiently.

Busy practitioners count on Farnsworth's proven ability to identify the essentials and omit extraneous material. His comprehensive coverage of the full range of contract law answers questions in hundreds of important areas, including:

  • Good faith and fair dealing
  • Precontractual liability
  • Agreements to negotiate
  • Vienna Convention on International Sales Contracts
  • UNIDROIT principles
  • Constitututional issues
  • Settlement of disputed claims by check
  • Options and rights of first refusal
  • Employee handbooks
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Self-help measures

Farnsworth illustrates how contemporary contract law has been shaped by both the Restatement (Second) of Contracts -- for which he served as Reporter -- and the Uniform Commercial Code. Easy access to specifics, new cases, new drafting tips, new references, and timesaving features like cross-referenced cases and marginal headings make this three-volume set a valuable resource for contracts research and practice, including litigation and arbitration. Farnsworth on Contracts, Fourth Edition is the most authoritative contracts treatise available.

Previous Edition: Farnsworth on Contracts, Third Edition, SKU 10045540-7777

Publish Date 12/13/2018
Publish Frequency 3 times annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781543804973
SKU 10066145-7777
Table of Contents

VOLUME I

PART I INTRODUCTION

  • Chapter 1 Contracts and Contract Law in General

PART II ENFORCEABILITY OF PROMISES

  • Chapter 2 Consideration and Other Grounds for Recovery
  • Chapter 3 The Bargaining Process: Offer and Acceptance
  • Chapter 4 Policing the Agreement

VOLUME II

  • Chapter 5 Unenforceability on Grounds of Public Policy
  • Chapter 6 The Requirement of a Writing: The Statute of Frauds

PART III SCOPE AND EFFECT OF PROMISES

  • Chapter 7 The Law of the Contract: Interpretation and Omitted Cases
  • Chapter 8 Performance and Nonperformance
  • Chapter 9 Failure of a Basic Assumption: Mistake, Impracticability and Frustration

VOLUME III

PART IV RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES

  • Chapter 10 Contract Beneficiaries
  • Chapter 11 Assignment and Delegation

PART V ENFORCEMENT OF PROMISES

  • Chapter 12 Remedies

Biographical Appendix

Table of Cases

Table of Uniform Commercial Code Sections

Table of Restatements of the Law

Table of Authorities

Index

Volumes