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Liability without a Binding Contract

Lecture no. 5 from the course: Law School for Everyone: Contracts

Liability without a Binding Contract

Taught by Professor David Horton | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

Promissory estoppel and restitution are two contract-like doctrines developed by the courts that sometimes allow a plaintiff to collect—even when elements of a contract are missing. In this lecture, unpack these liability theories and some of the reasons their issues remain unsettled to this day.