When someone claims that he is entitled to cancel an agreement because he was forced or compelled to sign it, when will he be justified in doing so ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 10 May, 2022
Under the 1973 Contracts Law (General Part) an agreement may be cancelled if one side is forced or compelled into making it. This constitutes a basic fault in its formation and allows him to cancel it. Caselaw has fleshed out this definition to make it apply only the most extreme situations which interfere with the freedom of choice to enter into a contract or not. Where a reasonable alternative exists, this cannot be claimed. The burden of proving force or compulsion lies with the person claiming it.