Conduct invalidating assent law
This makes the resulting contract void or voidable. Duress: Since mutual assent must be voluntary, if the consent is acquired by force or the threat of force and against the will of one of the parties, the consent is ineffective. Physical force: If physical force or the threat of immediate physical force is used to compel a party to agree to a contract, the resulting contract is void. Economic force: In some cases, the duress comes in the form of economic and social coercion.If these threats leave the party with no reasonable alternative, but to agree to the contract, the resulting contract is voidable at the option of the offeree.
a) Confidential relationship: Examples of confidential relationships include lawyer-client, doctor-patient, parent-child, spouses, etc 3.
Professor Roberts is Professor Emeritus of Business Law at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a member of Who's Who in American Law and the North Carolina and Pennsylvania Bars (inactive).