Cal. Civ. Code § 1577

Current through 2020 Notice Register, No. 38, September 18, 2020
Section 1577

Mistake of fact is a mistake, not caused by the neglect of a legal duty on the part of the person making the mistake, and consisting in:

1.An unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness of a fact past or present, material to the contract; or,
2. Belief in the present existence of a thing material to the contract, which does not exist, or in the past existence of such a thing, which has not existed.

Ca. Civ. Code § 1577