Allen v Rescous

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date01 January 1793
Date01 January 1793
CourtCourt of the King's Bench

English Reports Citation: 83 E.R. 505


Allen against Rescous

allen against rescous. Assumpsit to beat one, naught. Vide I Cro. 113, 195, 245, 246. 11 Co. 53,54. 2 Jo. 24. Assumpsit, in consideration that the plaintiff would give him 20s. to give the plaintiff 40s. if he did not beat J. S. out of such a close; and that he gave the defendant the 20s. but he did not beat J. S. out of the close. Verdict for the plaintiff, but judgment was stayed, for the consideration and the whole contract is illegal and void.

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  • Illegality
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books The Law of Contracts. Third Edition Vitiating Factors
    • 4 August 2020
    ...the common law category. At the same time, however, in both of these situations, it appears relevant 3 Allen v Rescous (1676), 2 Lev 174, 83 ER 505 (KB) [ Allen v Rescous ]. 4 See Section C, below in this chapter. THE L AW OF CONTR ACTS 502 to ask whether the legislature intended not only t......

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