unenforceable contract

unenforceable contract
An unenforceable contract is one for the breach of which neither the remedy of damages nor the remedy of specific performance is available, but which is recognized in some other way as creating a duty of performance, though there has been no ratification. Restatement, Second, Contracts No. 8.
When a contract has some legal consequences but may not be enforced in an action for damages or specific performance in the face of certain defenses, such as the Statute of Frauds or a statute of limitations, the contract is said to be "unenforceable."
+ unenforceable contract
A contract having no legal effect or force in a court action.
See void contract

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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