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V. Relief
(20,289 words)

Volume VII: Contracts in General | Chapter 1 (1982): A General View of Contract

Completed in February 1980

Arthur von Mehren

90. Contract as an institution is defined not only by the limits set to, and the control exercised over, the process of private ordering and the commitments that parties may assume through agreement but also by the consequences that attach when agreements, once effectively concluded, are not performed. Basically two issues arise: Does the deficiency in o…

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Arthur von Mehren, “V. Relief”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 29 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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