Essential Principles of Contract and Sales Law in the Northern Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and United States Territories and Political Entities

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Daniel P Ryan

University of Toledo College of Law

Date Written: December 1, 2009

Abstract

This text includes the general contract and sales law that applies in the geographic region identified as the Northern Pacific, including the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, Hawaii, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa and in the Federated States of Micronesia. It then compares and contrast this regional substantive law to international standards governing contract and sales law.

It is unique in that it is the only text compiling in one source the current statutes and case law for contract and sales for Northern Pacific region through 2009. Although the focus of the text will be on those independent nations in the Northern Pacific that are developing their own unique substantive law identity, the text will also include a comparison to contract and sales law that is prevalent in the United States and applicable in its Northern Pacific State of Hawaii, and in its Pacific territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The book will emphasize any divergence and highlight regional anomalies in the substantive law of contract and sales. It will also examine the inter-relationship between customary and traditional law and the law of contract and sales. This anthropological approach will highlight how regional customary and traditional law have interacted with Anglo-American concepts of contract and sales law to produce a unique amalgam of contract and sales law in this Northern Pacific region.

Keywords: Contract Law, Sales Law, American Samoa, Pacific Territories

Suggested Citation

Ryan, Daniel P., Essential Principles of Contract and Sales Law in the Northern Pacific: Federated States of Micronesia, the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands, and United States Territories and Political Entities (December 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2129260 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2129260

Daniel P. Ryan (Contact Author)

University of Toledo College of Law ( email )

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