Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel: Definition, Examples & Elements


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John arrives home from work to find that a new computer has been delivered to his doorstep. He finds no invoice and knows he did not order it. The computer company contacts him to demand the computer's return, but John refuses. The computer company suffers _____.

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1. Which is NOT an element the court will recognize as a cause for promissory estoppel?

2. The Statute of Frauds requires that contracts be in writing when:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at options available to an injured party, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the features of the doctrine of promissory estoppel. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding what a situation involving detriment might look like as well as the elements courts will recognize as a cause of promissory estoppel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Legal causes for promissory estoppel
  • Requirement of the Statue of Frauds
  • Work days in employment contracts
  • Application of promissory estoppel

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related promissory estoppel lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the requirement of the Statue of Frauds and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the work days in employment contracts

Additional Learning

To learn more about if an injured has a case or not, review the corresponding lesson on the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel: Definition, Examples & Elements. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the doctrine of promissory estoppel is
  • Identify the conditions that need to be present for the doctrine to be legally valid
  • Understand the effects of detrimental reliance
  • Describe what the case of McIntosh versus Murphy showed
  • Appreciate what was instrumental in McIntosh's financial relief