Chapter 8. Contracts
After studying this chapter, students should be able to:
▪ Describe the sources of contract laws and requirements for contract formation
▪ Understand the concepts of contract offer, acceptance, consideration, and defenses
▪ Differentiate between substantial performance and a material breach
▪ Classify alternative remedies in the event of a breach
▪ Explain the basic structure of a contract
▪ Identify types of contracts encountered by a technology entrepreneur
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