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Paradine v. Jane
82 Eng. Rep. 897 (1647)
Jane (defendant) leased land from Paradine (plaintiff) for a period of years. During the lease term, Prince Rupert of Germany seized the land, expelling Jane for three years and preventing him from taking any profits from it during that time. Jane stopped paying rent. Paradine brought suit under the lease. Jane argued that he was not required to perform under the lease due to frustration of purpose.
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