Contracts

Former Pathological Liar May Be Deposed in Contract Case

The obvious headline for this one, "Yeah, that's the ticket!" has already been used many times by now.  I successfully resisted the urge to use it myself anyway, but it wasn't easy. Jon Lovitz, who portrayed "Tommy Flanagan: Pathological Liar"…





“Seinfeld” Episode Used to Illustrate Duty of Good Faith

Admitting he was "perhaps an unlikely legal illustrator," the Maryland Court of Appeals recently cited Jerry Seinfeld to illustrate the contractual and fiduciary duty of "good faith." The case, Clancy v. King, is not especially notable otherwise, except maybe because…



Claim for Reimbursement of Dating Costs is Rejected

A 30-year-old Korean man, identified only as "Park" (which, in Korea, does not narrow it down one bit), has lost his bid to be reimbursed by his ex-girlfriend for the money he spent on their dates.  Park sued the woman…


Contract Held Not Binding Although Written in Blood

On Monday, a judge in Orange County Superior Court ruled against Kim Jin-Soo, refusing to enforce a contract to pay him over $140,000.  Judge Corey Cramin ruled after a bench trial that there was no consideration for the contract, despite…


Nice One, Einstein

The latest article of Newsweek has an interesting review of a new bio of Albert Einstein, who besides inventing special and general relativity, providing proof of the existence of atoms, providing the foundation for quantum mechanics, and thinking up that…


Insurance Company Cancels Christ Insurance

According to BBC News, Britishinsurance.com has canceled the policy it had provided to three sisters in Scotland who have been paying since 2000 for coverage in the event one of them immaculately conceives Jesus Christ when he shows up for…