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The history of quasi-contract in English law,

Author: R M Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge [England] University Press, 1936.
Series: Cambridge studies in English legal history.
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Jackson, R.M. (Richard Meredith), 1903-
History of quasi-contract in English law.
Cambridge [Eng.] The University press, 1936
(OCoLC)777360619
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M Jackson
OCLC Number: 1526753
Notes: "List of modern authorities": 2d leaf.
Description: xxxi pages, 3 leaves, [3]-134 pages 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Before the rise of indebitatus assumpsit in the seventeenth century --
1. General --
2. Rights of indemnity or contribution where the plaintiff has been compelled to pay another's debt, or discharge another's liability --
3. Recovery of money paid by mistake --
4. Money obtained from the plaintiff by extortion or fraud --
5. The obligation of a joint tenant or tenant in common to account for receiving more than his just share of profits --
6. Money paid for an executory consideration which wholly fails --
7. Money or goods deposited for a particular business (other than with a stakeholder) may be recovered at any time before they have been parted with by the holder in due fulfilment of his instructions --
8. Quantum meruit --
9. Accoutn stated --
10. The obligation to satisfy a judgment --
11. Money due under statute, custom, or official duty --
12. Duties arising from a public calling or profession --
13. Recovery of money paid or for services rendered to a third person at request of the defendant --
14. When A has delivered goods or money to B for the benefit of C, then C has a right of action against B --
15. The nature of action of account --
16. The use of action of debt instead of action of account, and the virtual disappearance of account as a common law action --
Part II: From the rise of indebitatus assumpsit to the settlement of the main principles --
17. General --
18. The rise of indebitatus assumpsit generally --
19. Consideration in indebitatus assumpsit --
20. Claims for "money paid" --
(1) Where the plaintiff has been compelled to pay money which should have been paid by the defendant --
(2) Contribution --
21. Recovery of money paid by mistake --
22. Indebitatus assumpsit against a wrongdoer --
(1) Cases where the defendant has wrongfully obtained from a third person money due from the third person to the plaintiff --
(2) Cases where the defendant has wrongfully compelled the plaintiff to pay money that was not due --
(3) Waiver of conversion, deceit and trespass --
(4) The scope of waiver of tort --
(5) The doctrine of election --
23. Recovery of money on failure of consideration --
24. Quantum meruit --
25. Recovery of money paid on an illegal consideration --
26. Claims for money received by the defendant from a third person for transmission to the plaintiff --
27. The liability of a stakeholder --
28. Claims on an "account stated" --
29. The duties of an agent --
(1) Breach of warranty of authority --
(2) Money paid by mistake, or paid under compulsion, to an agent --
(3) Money received by an agent under an illegal contract --
(4) Agency of necessity --
30. The basis of claims for money had and received and money paid --
31. Is quasi-contract in English law co-extensive with the old indebitatus counts? --
32. The name "quasi-contract" --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in English legal history.
Responsibility: by R.M. Jackson.

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