Exceptions to Statute of Frauds


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You and I make an oral contract. You're going to paint my house next week and I'm going to pay you $1000. You then book another painting job and refuse to paint my house. If I want to enforce our contract against you, what do I need?

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1. When one side completes the contract, the courts will infer that an oral contract really existed. This is known as:

2. When a party relied on the oral contract, resulting in harm to that party, and the other party could have reasonably foreseen that the first party would rely on the oral contract, the contract will be enforced. This is known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess your understanding of statue of frauds, as well as exceptions that apply to this rule. The quiz will test your knowledge of oral contracts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Contract categories covered by a statue of frauds
  • Oral contracts
  • Performance exceptions
  • Admission exceptions

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools can help you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept on statue of frauds
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about oral contracts and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve law practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about statue of frauds, review the lesson Exceptions to Statue of Frauds. This lesson coves the following objectives:

  • Define statue of frauds
  • Identify exceptions to statue of frauds
  • Learn about statue of frauds requirements
  • Understand characteristics of quantum meruit