Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Stockmeyer on Some Chestnuts of Contract Law

Norman Otto Stockmeyer, Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, has posted The Law of Confusion: An Examination of Misunderstanding, Mistake, and Ignorance in Contract Law:
Courts have distinguished between several forms of confusion on the part of parties to a contract. This paper examines the leading cases defining these related states of mind and their differing legal effects. It offers a fresh look at old chestnuts familiar to generations of law students: cases involving two sailing ships, a pregnant cow, and an uncut diamond. And it shares revealing back-stories rarely mentioned in law school (with slides).