Hammer v Sidway [1891, America]

Facts

  • A father promised his son £5000 if he did not smoke, drink or take drugs until he was 21 years old
  • The father refused to pay

Issue

  • Could refraining from drinking, smoking or taking drugs constitute valuable consideration

Decision

  • Yes, claim allowed

Reasoning

  • Consideration need not be of purely economic value
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