<i>Assumpsit</i> for Nonfeasance

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

Assumpsit for Nonfeasance

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This chapter examines the concept and principle of assumpsit for nonfeasance under the law of contract in England during the Tudor period. During this period, assumpsit law was based on the distinction between misfeasance which was actionable in trespass on the case, and nonfeasance which was not. This chapter discusses some cases related to assumpsit for nonfeasance during this period and analyses the legal bases of court decisions. It also describes the factors that led to the evolution of the laws governing assumpsit for nonfeasance.

Keywords: assumpsit for nonfeasance; misfeasance; law of contract; trespass

Chapter.  21927 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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