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Aye mateys, I've got an idea. Let's start rocking the ship until the captain has to pay us more! If only that were legal under contract law...
I really want to support your university. But, JCPenny is having a sale on shoes. So I'm taking my money back!
In terms of ambiguity, strategic behavior, and unbought cotton, this case simply has no peer.
Cabinet subcontractor screw-up. (Lost profits + expenses) = (K price - expenses avoided) = expectancy
Poor lady doesn't even get the chance to perform her contract. She had lost $$ to date, but gets reliance even though it exceeds expectancy.
Didn't see that one coming! Fortunately, I can write a second enforceable contract based on unforeseen circumstances. Phew!
How do you say 'coins' in Swiss? I don't know, and the other party doesn't either! Guess it's ambiguous.
I'm as high as a Georgia pine! Wanna do shots? Or buy some land?
Fight is cancelled, so promoter can't recover his speculative damages. Too bad, it would have been a hit!
All you've gotta do to perform this contract is satisfy my entire iron needs. Promise I won't speculate... oops! Fingers crossed!
I said, get back out there and work! You're are reasonable person, aren't you? Because a reasonable person would definitely think that's a contract. And it is!
Mill shaft lost in delivery. If it's not reasonably foreseeable, you better specially communicate it. Or else the big guy wins!
Why oh why did we give our secretary a pension? She left, and is suing us for it! Next time let's consider whether or not our promise induces reliance under Section 90 of the Resta
Remember that wheat advertisement I sent? Yeah... that was only a statement of price. Contract denied!
The price of wheat went down. Crap! Oh wait... the seller breached! I'm 'screwed over' on expectancy, but I can still get restitution. Phew!
I have no idea what happened in this one. But I do know that courts won't give fundamentally speculative damages.
Having a named scholarship fund rocks! Definitely sufficient benefit to count as consideration.
All the cool kids ride to school in Harrier jets! Sadly, they only drink Coke.
Holler 'We want prenups! We want prenups!'
Singer promises to sing at one theater, then leaves for another. Negative injunction SMACKDOWN!
A measly laborer works 9.5 months of a yearlong contract, then quits. Can I get a quantum meruit? That's what I thought!
Maybe if you'd gotten from Tennessee to Texas faster, we could have put this contract in writing and avoided that pesky Statute of Frauds. Sorry... have a safe trip back!
Farmer sells sunflower seeds in bad faith. Contract/market differential, sucka!
I wish an old gentleman would give me lots of $$ so I never had to work again. Especially considering I could bind him using the new doctrine of promissory estoppel!
If Gerald Stern was around, he'd probably write a great book about how he made the coal company fix up the land it destroyed in strip mining. Cost of performance + psychic impairme
Big consequential damages for 'stock laid in.' Go jury!
Nose-job goes wrong. Ask for less; get it.
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Liquidated damages are wack!
Singer promises to sing at one theater, then leaves. This time the court doesn't use a negative injunction to force performance indirectly, where it couldn't force performance dire
Movie-star palimony is bound to end in disaster. Especially after all that meretricious sex...
Oil crisis... ouch! I know you're acting in good faith, but have you ever considered solar instead?
Big rig damaged in delivery; owner loses rental value. Damages limited to reliance.
That warranty we were talking about? Don't you know parol evidence is inadmissible at trial? I'm laughing this one all the way into the bank.
Farmers buy leased land and sell to third party, request specific performance when lessor refuses to sell. Didn't he know you always get specific performance for land, even if the
I'm so fly, other people will imply conditions into their contracts with me. Too bad I'm not also savvy enough to get out of this deal.
Boat-buyer breaches. Does he get his full deposit back? Not if he bought it from a least volume seller!
Famous actor has better things to do. Well, he should have thought about that before he signed up!
My heart's (in) a stereo! It beats for you, so give it back!
I have no idea whether a matched blouse-and-skirt combination makes a dress. But I do know you should have thought that through. D'oh!
Cross-collateralization is unconscionable. And seriously uncool.
Wait, that online arbitration agreement isn't procedurally OR substantively unconscionable? Back to illegal downloading, I guess. Hope I don't stumble upon anything too kinky...
Darn, I was looking forward to eating that barren old cow! Wait, she's fertile? Sa-weeeeeeet!
Coins stolen when husky son is out. Tacit agreement FAIL!
If you get sick before this poisonous-sounding medicine kills you, nice work! I'll give you $100 and I mean it, even if you don't notify me that you're doing it.
Singer makes no promise not to sing elsewhere, but court reads it into contract and enforces using negative injunction. Why couldn't they ever do this to a man as well?
Hey Doc, thanks for saving my son. I'll pay you if I feel like it, since moral consideration is insufficient to bind a promise. TTYL!
If Jay Gatsby had Reading pipe in his country home, I want it too! Well, I guess I can live with substantial performance.
The facts in this one are way too juicy for contract rules! You saved my life, so I'm going to pay you forever, regardless of what those silly judges say. Past consideration, moral
First come, first served... as long as you don't mind being a man wearing a woman's furs.
The bridge keeps getting built. Mitigate before it's too late, bro!
New York court refuses to extend contract law into the realm of relationships. They definitely should have made their relationship Facebook-official.
If I alert you to plagiarism, can I get a ton of $$ or what? Dang, I'm never helping out a business for free again!
I think this clause was supposed to be a standard indemnification agreement. Wait, the plain meaning of the language suggests otherwise? Thank goodness for parol evidence!
My RV doesn't drive, turn on, or stand up straight. You call this perfect tender? Because the UCC sure as hell doesn't!
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If you were collapsed in the street, you'd want a surgeon to help you too. Even if he only quasi-saves you.
Doctor guarantees 100% perfect hand, fails. Expectancy!!
My other Corvettes are weak, so I custom-ordered another one. Don't you even think about selling it to someone else, because I WILL get specific performance.
We may have unions, but we don't have taxes and we can't legally contract! Not good enough for you? Fine, see you in court!
Room with coronation view for rent! Oh, the coronation actually has to happen for this contract to be enforced? Can't we just ignore all that parol evidence?
Silence does NOT equal consent. However, in certain circumstances, it may signify the acceptance of a standing offer.
The issue is, what is chicken?
I know I sold you that hotel. But this was only a partially integrated agreement, so can I get my furniture partially back? Pretty please?
Famous actress is just too good to play a 'different and inferior' role. Good thing she's not required to mitigate damages by taking it!
Used cars are a dime a dozen, man. You definitely won't get specific performance for that heap of junk!
A painter is asked to stop, but he keeps painting. This one was only cited in another case, and Warren still asked us about it. Tough lady!
If you didn't want to agree to our choice of forum, you could've just taken a canoe. It has lower prices anyways, and that's mostly what the Supreme Court cares about.
An admirable widow tries to clear her husband's name by paying off his debt. This case sucks. Hard cases make bad law and bad reading!
Diamonds are a girl's best friend. Unless she sells them for $1. Well, topaz ain't the end of the world...
I'm looking into your future... I see you making a promise that will be completely unenforceable due to past consideration.
Thanks for trying to repay your mortgage early, but I changed my mind and I no longer want you to perform. Talk to my door because the hand ain't listening!
I'm a Slave 4 U... oops, take that back! And there's not a thing U can do 2 make me perform!
Give me a penny, and I'll give you my wife's inheritance. Psych! Nominal consideration can't bind what is essentially a gift... easiest penny I ever made.
I was going to sell my land to you, but I liked this other guy better. As soon as you heard that I'd taken an action contrary to that offer, you should have known better. And when
Dear Sister, Please come to my land so I can use you in a shady land-grab scheme. Rely on me all you want... I don't have to give you a dime. Love, Brother. P.S. Happy belated birt
It's sure going to be hard staging plays in a burned-down theater. Let's sue! Oh wait, the continued existence of the theater was an implied condition of our contract, so it's goin
So apparently, you need good nets to catch fish up here. Or additional consideration to bind a second contract. We're screwed!
I'll give you $5000 on your 21st birthday, as long as you keep those youthful indiscretions out of my sight! And you'll get it too, so long as you give up some legal right.
Whoa! This insurance policy isn't even close to what we agreed to. Better reform it ASAP!
Those guys deserted our ship, and we don't get any extra compensation?!?! Man, we should've gone with them!

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