Duress and Undue Influence in Contract Enforcement


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Benjamin is a homebuilder. Bonnie, his attorney, represented Benjamin in a personal injury lawsuit. During the suit, Bonnie repeatedly tells Benjamin that if they win, he is going to owe her big. In the end, Bonnie helped Benjamin receive a large money judgment. Benjamin, feeling the pressure, enters a contract with Bonnie to build her a new home for a substantially low rate. Which of the following is true?

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1. Roseanne tells Ryan that she'll sue him for every penny he's worth, alleging food poisoning and unsanitary conditions, unless he agrees to sell his restaurant to her. Ryan knows his restaurant is safe and clean, but he's afraid of losing business due to Roseanne's lawsuit. Ryan agrees to the contract. Which of the following is true?

2. Brent and Mark are brothers. Brent wants the antique rug that their mom is leaving to Mark in her will. Brent holds Mark down and slaps him until he agrees to assign his rights to the rug to Brent. Which of the following is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you gauge your understanding of duress and undue influence. Terms you will be quizzed on include void and voidable.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Undue influence
  • Duress
  • Circumstances for when a contract is voidable
  • Void

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related legal lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding undue influence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about voidable contracts

Additional Learning

To learn more about undue influence and duress, review the lesson on Duress andUndue Influence in Contract Enforcement. This lesson will help you:

  • Examine characteristics of a voidable contract
  • Define mutual assent
  • Identify examples of duress
  • Learn when an undue influence occurs