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Economic Duress in Contract Law: Definition & Cases

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Economic duress occurs when:

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1. The elements of economic duress include:

2. Which of the following examples constitutes economic duress?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you be forced to pay more than what you originally contracted to pay? That depends on whether or not you were under duress, and this assessment will test your knowledge of economic duress in contract law. The quiz questions cover topics like the definition of economic duress, the elements required to prove economic duress and examples of duress.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on key facts about economic duress in contract law:

  • Define economic duress
  • Identify the elements required to prove economic duress
  • Identify when economic duress occurs
  • Know how many elements must be shown to prove economic duress
  • Know the type of law that is associated with economic duress

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of contract law and how economic duress applies
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the elements of economic duress
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about having no choice but to accept an increase in price despite the original contract terms in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutes economic duress and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about economic duress, review the accompanying lesson about economic duress in contract law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define economic duress as it applies to contract law
  • Know the elements of economic duress and explain each of them
  • Understand how economic duress applies to examples in contract law
  • Explain the remedies available when claiming economic duress in court
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