Paradine v. Jane
82 Eng. Rep. 897 (1647)
Jane (defendant) leased land from Paradine (plaintiff) for a three-year term. During the lease term, Prince Rupert of Germany seized and occupied the land, which frustrated Jane’s purpose under the lease. 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.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Wladis, J.)
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