BSL_17- Contract Duties

BSL_17- Contract Duties - BSL_17 17:39

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BSL_17 17:39 Did the duty to perform arise? If not, the failure to perform is not a breach. Even if the duty to perform arose, and the defendant didn’t perform- it may not be a  breach because there are situations where a duty can be discharged. Unconditional vs. Conditional Duties Unconditional Duties-  are absolute, depend on nothing other than the passage of  time (it is not based on any necessary conditions) Conditional Duties- duty depends on something else happening o Condition Precedent- a future event, the occurrence of which gives rise to a duty  to perform Failure of condition (defense)-If condition does not occur, the failure to perform is  not a breach OR satisfaction Party’s satisfaction Objective test- if subject matter of contract deals with mechanical  fitness, utility, suitability OR  subjective test- if subject matter of the contract deals with 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2011 for the course BSL 212 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at UConn.

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BSL_17- Contract Duties - BSL_17 17:39

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