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Skeate v Beale [1840] 11 Ad & El 983

A landlord was owed money by a tenant. He seized goods owned by the tenant and threatened to sell them immediately unless the tenant entered an agreement for repayment of the sums owned. The tenant agreed to the repayment terms but then sought to have the agreement set aside for duress.

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

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