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What is an example of a unilateral mistake that results in a voidable contract?

A unilateral mistake can result in a voidable contract. A unilateral mistake is mostly not considered a mistake. However, please keep in mind that the major exception that the exam like to test candidates on is what is called a “a mistake as to a material fact”. This is considered a defense if one of the parties knew or should have known of the existing mistake.

Below is an example of a unilateral mistake that resulted in a voidable contract for Dustin:


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