Contracts

Lawyer Analyzes Hobbit’s Contract

If you missed it, James Daily of Law and the Multiverse did a great analysis of the contract Bilbo Baggins signs in The Hobbit. More specifically, he's analyzing the much more elaborate one they came up with for the movie. The contract…


There She Blows! ‘Tis the Contract for Moby Dick!

Agreement made between Harper and Brothers of the city of New York, Publishers, of the one part and Herman Melville of Pittsfield Massachusets [sic] of the other part, witnesseth— That the said Harper and Brothers have agreed to publish and…


The Two-Million-Dollar Moon

I believe it was Confucius who said: He who would moon a superior should first consider whether his profit-sharing plan has vested, but whoever said it, those were words of wisdom. The plaintiff in Selch v. Columbia Management ignored them in…






Billion-Year Contracts and Musical Chairs

Ironically, Scientologists declare that they are "of sound mind" when they sign this contract agreeing to commit to the group's "Sea Organization" for the next one billion years. According to this new article in the New Yorker, they also do stuff…


Two Ways to Get the President’s Attention

Author's Note: Alternative titles you may prefer, depending on your political persuasion: Somebody Finally Throws the Book at Obama or Public Still Eager to Donate to Democrats This blog makes an effort to be non-partisan, so please select from the…