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 various form of contracts and 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. [2]


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