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).
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: