December 7


Wood v. Lady Duff Gordon | Landmark Cases | Podcast 025

4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 025

In this episode, we discuss the Landmark Case of Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon. This 1917 New York case concerns what is sufficient consideration to form a contract, as well as express and implied promises. Benjamin Cardozo, later appointed to SCOTUS, was one of the leading American jurists of the 20th century, wrote the opinion.

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