Skeate v Beale (1840) short summary and court held

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Skeate v Beale, (1840)

P claimed that sum 1 was owed by D and seized some of D’s property. D agreed to pay the sum 2 immediately and the remainder later. When he failed to pay later P brought an action in which D replied saying that only sum 2 was due and that he had been pressured into agreeing to the remaining money due to the seizure of his goods.

Held : Duress to goods will not suffice to render a contract voidable.

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