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4.1-6  Meeting of the Minds

Revised to January 1, 2008

In order to form a binding contract, there must be mutual assent or a meeting of the minds at the time the contract was formed.  In order for there to be a meeting of the minds, the parties must agree that they have entered into a contract and must have similar understanding as to the essential terms.


Bridgeport Pipe Engineering Co. v. DeMatteo Construction Co., 159 Conn. 242, 249 (1970); Hoffman v. Fidelity & Casualty Co., 125 Conn. 440, 443-44 (1939).



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