action ex contractu

An action based upon a contract. 1 Am J2d Actions § 8.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • action ex contractu — /aekshan eks kantraektyuw/ An action for breach of promise set forth in a contract, express or implied. McCullough v. The American Workmen, 200 S.C. 84, 20 S.E.2d 640 …   Black's law dictionary

  • action — Conduct; behavior; something done; the condition of acting; an act or series of acts. Term in its usual legal sense means a lawsuit brought in a court; a formal complaint within the jurisdiction of a court of law. Pathman Const. Co. v. Knox… …   Black's law dictionary

  • action on the case — A common law species of personal action of formerly extensive application, otherwise called trespass on the case, or simply case, from the circumstance of the plaintiffs whole case or cause of complaint being set forth at length in the original… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Ex contractu — (deutsch: aus Vertrag, vertraglich von lat. contractus, Vertrag) bezeichnet Ansprüche, die auf vertraglicher Grundlage beruhen. In Abgrenzung zu ex contractu stehen dogmatisch die deliktischen Schadenersatzanprüche aus unerlaubter Handlung (zum… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ex contractu — Arising out of a contract; founded upon contract, as an obligation ex contractu, or an action ex contractu. See 3 Bl Comm 117. See action ex contractu; quasi ex contractu …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • chose in action — A thing in action; a right of bringing an action or right to recover a debt or money. Right of proceeding in a court of law to procure payment of sum of money, or right to recover a personal chattel or a sum of money by action. Gregory v. Colvin …   Black's law dictionary

  • form of action — The designation by which an action is known in the law, as trover, trespass, assumpsit, an action ex delicto or an action ex contractu. While technical forms of action have been abolished in most jurisdictions, leaving only one form of action in… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ex contractu — /eks kantrsekt(y)uw/ From or out of a contract. In both the civil and the common law, rights and causes of action are divided into two classes, those arising ex contractu (from a contract), and those arising ex delicto (from a delict or tort). 3… …   Black's law dictionary

  • common-law action — A lawsuit governed by the general principles of law derived from court decisions, as opposed to the provisions of statutes. Actions ex contractu, arising out of a breach of contract, and actions ex delicto, based upon the commission of a tort… …   Law dictionary

  • ex delicto quasi ex contractu — An action wherein there is combined a cause or ground of action for breach of a special contract with a cause or ground of action for a tort in violation of a common law duty. Nelson v Great Northern Railroad Co. 28 Mont 297, 72 P 642 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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