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A New Theory of Assent-Based Liability Emerging Under the Guise of Promissory Estoppel: An Explanation and Defense
The Wayne Law Review (1987)
  • Juliet P Kostritsky
Abstract
This article demonstrates that apparently divergent approaches (bargain and promissory estoppel) share unifying elemental criteria that situate them all squarely within an assent-based theory of enforceability. This article differs from scholarship that depicts promissory estoppel as having a different conceptual or theoretical basis for enforcement. This article posits that promissory estoppel, together with other orthodox doctrines, are merely substitute doctrinal methods for showing the assent required for an enforceable consensual exchange.
Keywords
  • Promissory Estoppel,
  • Contracts
Disciplines
Publication Date
May, 1987
Citation Information
Juliet P Kostritsky. "A New Theory of Assent-Based Liability Emerging Under the Guise of Promissory Estoppel: An Explanation and Defense" The Wayne Law Review Vol. 33 Iss. 3 (1987)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/juliet_kostritsky/6/