The Relationship Between Assumpsit and the Older Remedies

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract

Published in print February 1987 | ISBN: 9780198255734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681622 | DOI:
The Relationship Between Assumpsit and the Older Remedies

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This chapter examines the historical relationship between assumpsit and the older remedies for debt issues in England. Problems on the scope of legal action concerning debt issues started to arise when the courts decided that the action of assumpsit for breach of promise could be brought on a pure nonfeasance. These problems were highlighted by a series of demarcation disputes involving the relationship between the action of assumpsit and older remedies, particularly with the action of debt on a contract.

Keywords: assumpsit; remedies; debt; nonfeasance

Chapter.  15024 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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