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Scotson v Pegg

[1861] 6 H & N 295; 158 ER 121

Case summary last updated at 02/01/2020 12:38 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Scotson v Pegg

 A had a contract to sell coal to B, and C made a contract to guarantee that A would sell the coal to B in compliance with that contract. The court established that an agreement to do an act which the party was already bound by a third party to do was valid. This was on the grounds that consideration given to a third party (since A risked being sued if he failed to comply) was valid. 

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