Code Section

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3273.16]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )
  

PART 2. CONTRACTS [1549 - 1701]

  ( Part 2 enacted 1872. )
  

TITLE 1. NATURE OF A CONTRACT [1549 - 1615]

  ( Title 1 enacted 1872. )
  

CHAPTER 3. Consent [1565 - 1590]
  ( Chapter 3 enacted 1872. )

  
1569.  

Duress consists in any of the following:

(a) Unlawful confinement of the person of the party, or of the spouse of such party, or of an ancestor, descendant, or adopted child of such party or spouse.

(b) Unlawful detention of the property of any such person.

(c) Confinement of such person, lawful in form, but fraudulently obtained, or fraudulently made unjustly harassing or oppressive.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 50, Sec. 11. (SB 1005) Effective January 1, 2017.)