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Paradine v Jane [1647] EWHC KB J5

Facts:

Jane failed to pay lease, claiming Prince Rupert invaded his land and expelled him.

Ratio:

Rule of absolute promises – when a person enters a contract they cannot escape liability from that contract simply because events turned out differently than expected rendering it impossible to perform the contract

Holding:

P would have gained the advantage of profits and therefore must bear the risk of losses


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