Nudum Pactum, Ex Quo Non Oritur Actio Law and Legal Definition
The maxim nudum pactum, ex quo non oritur actio means a bare promise is one from which no action arises.
The following are examples of a case law on nudum pactum, ex quo non oritur action:
An agreement made without sufficient consideration is nudum pactum, ex quo non oritur action. [Sumner v. Williams, 8 Mass. 162 (Mass. 1811)].
A contract, to be valid and legally enforceable, must be supported by consideration. Any promise made by a person that is not supported by consideration is said to be nudum pactum, ex quo non oritur actio. While a promise to do an act may be morally enforceable, the law cannot compel the performance of an act without sufficient consideration. [In re Adams Laboratories, Inc., 3 B.R. 503, 507 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 1980)].
Legal Definition list
- Nudum Pactum
- Nude Pact
- Nude Contract
- Nuda Pactio Obligationem Non Parit
- Nudum Pactum, Ex Quo Non Oritur Actio
- Nuisance Fees
- Nuisance in Fact
- Nuisance Per Se