Contract Formation: 1. When is a counter-offer really an acceptance?

Posted on Mar 11, 2015 in General, Lawspeak

We are usually so busy “managing” the substantive clauses in business contracts that we forget to consider the procedural issues of contract formation: simply put, when does my contract come into existence? As every law student learns, contracts are formed by way of an agreement on essential terms e.g. price, subject matter and (perhaps) delivery or performance dates. Generally, this means an offer to enter into a contract is...

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Cross-border Defamation of Lawyers via Internet

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 in General, Lawspeak

£50k has been awarded to a US law firm by an English court for abusive comments posted on Google profile. In the case of Bussey Law Firm PC and Timothy Raymond Bussey v Jason Page (aka Jay Page) [2015] EWHC 563 (QB) (from 6 March 2015) the English High Court has awarded damages to a US law firm based in the State of Colorado for defamatory comments placed by an English resident in a Google profile of the American lawyers. There was no defence...

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