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Brown Bag Lunch with Bruno Meyerhof Salama, a Lecturer at UC Berkeley, About the Use of Economic Reasoning in Contract Disputes: the Case of Unforeseen Circumstances

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

Does legal reasoning provide a clear answer for legal questions? This is an old challenge for lawyers. The study of Law and Economics poses a similar one: does economic reasoning provide the efficient answer for legal policy questions? We study this latter question focusing on unforeseen circumstances. We compare US courts’ restrained use of the doctrine of impracticability with the Civilian tradition of upholding the doctrines of basis of deal, imprevision and excessive onerousness. We show that economics enriches the debates but can hardly provide one unique answer.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm


170 Law Building



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