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Duress

Contract Law

Case NameDescription
Lessee of Blackwood v Gregg 92yo man abducted by relatives subsequently executed deed in favour of one of those relatives - held to be under duress
Griffith v Griffith man threatened with dishonour, criminal prosecution and imprisonment if he did not marry 16yo he had allegedly gotten pregnant - child was not his so he successfully avoided contract
Atlanta Express v Kafco D agreed to pay higher rate for delivery of basketware to Woolworths - dependent on contract, unlikely to find another carrier, could be sued
Rogers v Iaralco Ltd D paid compromised figure on outstanding invoices - P claimed he was under pressure re: wages + based on his health
North Ocean Shipping v Hyundai Construction P lost right to have contract set aside after waiting almost a year to recover extra money paid to ship builder
Created by: maevb