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Think It's A Game Entertainment, LLC ("TIG"), an Atlanta-based production company, Fly Merchandise Enterprises, LLC ("Fly"), and Girvan Henry ("Henry"), have left Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan feeling "some type of way."...more
Alas, my time at Reed Smith has come to an end and with it comes the end of Drafting Points. Writing posts for the blog has been an enjoyable and cathartic process for me. Some key take-aways from the posts...more
A. Loan Commitments -
Under California law, a loan commitment, which is commonly set forth in a commitment letter, is binding on a lender only if the commitment letter contains all of the material terms of the loan and...more
How do you know when you’ve reached a final, binding agreement for a real estate transaction? Often one party to a lease, purchase agreement or real estate agreement, or covenant believes the parties have reached a final...more
Until there’s a binding contract, are you free to walk away from negotiations without penalty? Not necessarily. The North Carolina Business Court recently held that in certain circumstances parties have a duty to negotiate in...more
Surratt v. Brown, 2015 NCBC 72, decided last week by the Business Court, involved an oral partnership to open and operate tattoo parlors throughout North Carolina.
Plaintiff and Defendant entered into an partnership...more
A recent decision in the English Commercial Court has potentially significant ramifications for the shipping and trading industry.
This decision will be of interest to...more
On July 13, 2015, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware issued a memorandum opinion in Huron Consulting Services, LLC v. Physiotherapy Holdings, Inc. et al., Civ. No. 14-693-LPS. Chief Judge Leonard...more
The United Sections of the Italian Supreme Court (Corte di Cassazione a Sezioni Unite) recently issued a remarkable ruling in relation to the validity of Italian law preliminary agreements contemplating the subsequent...more
Ryan Hong spoke on “The Evolution of the Media Company” panel at the Silicon Beach Fest on June 25th, 2015, at the Marina Del Rey Hotel in Marina Del Rey, Ca. He discussed legal issues that advertisers, technology companies,...more
Although it seems self-evident that participants to a construction project would not want to commence work without first obtaining signatures on a written contract, it happens all too frequently, even on big projects. At...more
The definition of “signed” in the UCC includes “any symbol,” as long as it’s “executed or adopted with present intention to adopt or accept a writing.” Com C §1201(b)(37). E-Sign extends this approach to electronic...more
We have had a number of clients run into issues relating to whether or not an email exchange constituted a binding contract. This issue comes up regularly when informality creeps into negotiations conducted electronically,...more
You've managed to agree the deal; all that's left is to sign the documents. That's the easy bit, correct? So you might think, but it is important to be careful not to slip up at this final stage, particularly when contracting...more
We thought we'd heard everything! This is a new one, that's for sure. It's no secret that employees try to wiggle out of arbitration agreements all of the time. There are the usual digs: the agreement was buried in the middle...more
How Email And Texting Are Transforming Business Interactions -
The automotive industry has embraced technology. Most dealerships have installed business development centers, and Internet departments to attract the...more
A recent decision from the British Columbia Court of Appeal provides an important reminder when communicating by email regarding the negotiation of the terms of an agreement: Just because you haven’t signed a contract,...more
The California defines an “obligation” as “a legal duty, by which a person is bound to do or not to do a certain thing.” Cal. Civ. Code § 1427. An obligation is created in one of two ways: by contract or by operation of...more
Over the years, well-known aviation figure and retired United States Air Force general, Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager (Yeager) has been engaged in numerous legal disputes, including several lawsuits that Yeager has filed against...more
It makes perfect sense that when entering into a new business relationship the parties (and their counsel) are keenly focused on getting things started. While there is nothing wrong with this, sometimes parties forget to...more
In mid-1999, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, responding to an intensifying reliance on electronic communications and a corresponding need for clarity as to the legal enforceability of...more
You might have seen some of the recent media coverage of Gordon Ramsay’s court case relating to a personal guarantee given to his landlord that was signed using an “automated pen” operated by his estranged business partner...more
In an opinion released on December 31, 2014, the Supreme Court of Minnesota held that medical staff bylaws can be an enforceable contract and that a hospital’s medical staff (as an unincorporated association) can have the...more
Saks Fifth Avenue’s latest fashion trend is receiving mixed reviews from critics across the nation.
According to a discrimination and retaliation complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of...more
When is an electronic signature sufficient to make an agreement enforceable? Two recent California Court of Appeal decisions rejected efforts to enforce agreements supposedly entered into with electronic signatures under the...more
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