Forms of Action (& Writs) for Breach of Contract or (non-written) Agreement:

     There are 11 common-law forms of action.  Here are the 5 which deal with contracts & agreements:

Special Assumpsit – breach of contract

General Assumpsit – Breach of (non-written) Promise or Agreement

Debt – liability based on breach of contract or agreement, for the purpose of claiming a fixed sum of money

Account – violation of fiduciary relation or to recover certain fixed sum of money for business contract breach

Covenant – to claim damages as a result of breach of contract, deed, or other covenant, to fine someone 


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