Early development of law of duress.................................. 1601

Undue influence in equity........................................... 1602

Gradual enlargement of duress...................................... 1603

Consent must be coerced........................................... 1604

Threats need not be such as to affect a brave man..................... 1605

Pressure must be wrongful; threatened suit........................... 1606

Abuse of lawful means.............................................. 1607

Neither persuasion nor pressure of circumstances is duress.............. 1608

Duress by imprisonment and by threats of imprisonment............... 1609

Duress by imprisonment for debt.................................... 1610

Duress by imprisonment for crime.................................. 1611

Threat of criminal prosecution....................................... 1612

Arguments that threats of criminal prosecution may not be duress are unsound.......................................................... 1613

Illustrations showing that threats of criminal prosecution may be duress. . 1614 Reasons why many courts have refused to avoid transactions made under threats of prosecution............................................ 1615

Even a reasonable settlement obtained by threats of prosecution should be voidable........................................................ 1616

Duress of property................................................. 1617

Illustrations of duress of property.................................... 1618

Coercion by judgment............................................... 1619

Effect of adequate legal remedy..................................... 1620

Duress by threats to injure a third person......... ................. 1621

When duress makes a contract void.................................. 1622

Generally duress makes a contract voidable........................... 1623

Duress does not exclude capacity to contract.......................... 1624

By whom duress must be exercised................................... 1625

Protest........................................................... 1626

Relationship giving dominance to one party............................ 1627