2009 California Civil Code - Section 1427-1428 :: Title 1. Definition Of ObligationsCIVIL CODE
1427. An obligation is a legal duty, by which a person is bound to do or not to do a certain thing. [1428.] Section Fourteen Hundred and Twenty-eight. An obligation arises either from: One--The contract of the parties; or, Two--The operation of law. An obligation arising from operation of law may be enforced in the manner provided by law, or by civil action or proceeding.
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