On Making and Breaking Contracts

3 Pages Posted: 22 Mar 2011

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2004


This article discusses purchase agreements and the clauses affecting their termination and extension, including the question of when the contract is formed and what happens when a party is defrauded out of a contract rather into one. Also covered are ‘time is of the essence’ issues.

Keywords: CC 3343, CC1709, CC 3333, time is of the essence, seller withdraw, buyer withdraw, closing date, extension, Simon v San Paolo U.S. Holding, Galdjie v Darwish, Pittman v Canham, House of Prayer v Evangelical Ass’n

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, On Making and Breaking Contracts (January 1, 2004). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1789804 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1789804

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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