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Good Faith in Contract Performance

E Allan Farnsworth

in Good Faith and Fault in Contract Law

Published in print August 1997 | ISBN: 9780198265788
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682964 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265788.003.0006
Good Faith in Contract Performance

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This chapter identifies the great variety of situations in which the issue of good faith in contract performance arises in United States law. It traces the historical origins of the good faith doctrine and discusses a number of its important applications. It also examines the theoretical debate over the meaning of the concept of good faith and the major issues that currently arise in US law regarding its ambit.

Keywords: United States law; contract law; good faith

Chapter.  8220 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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