“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

This a popular nineteenth century children’s rhyme that tried to downplay the effect of words.

However, in law words are very powerful. This month we look at repudiatory breach, and the damage words can do to a contract relationship.

In addition, just in case you are planning some outdoor fun with your family and friends (with perhaps, a barbeque), we are including a practical seasonal example of modern rule drafting. Under Miscellaneous you can look at (part of) the Texas Administrative Code which sets out the legal limits on “outdoor burning” in the land of unlimited possibilities.

Happy reading (and grilling!)

Stuart Bugg