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What is specific performance?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Specific performance is a term of art in contract law. It refers to basically asking a judge to have somebody do something specifically that they’re obligated to do under a contract, build a house, clean a house, fix a car, that sort of thing. If somebody doesn’t comply with a contract’s term, it’s very… Read More »

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Are all oral contracts valid?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Maybe not all oral contracts, but oral contracts are valid. There’s no requirement for writing to have a contract. You only have to have an offer and an acceptance to have a contract. The problem with oral contracts is that they’re hard to prove because they’re not in writing. So what you want to… Read More »

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