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Playing the hand you’re dealt: Dealing with force majeure clauses like a Maverick

Jeff Brown Lauren Chee April 14, 2020
An illustration of a cowboy riding into a sunset

During the COVID-19 pandemic, among the issues that are being discussed are "force majeure" provisions in various contracts. To attempt to bring a bit of lightness into that discussion, we will discuss a 1961 appellate decision about force majeure in the context of a then-very popular television actor and equally popular television show. READ MORE

California fraudsters beware: Protection by ‘integration clause’ less than rare

Lauren Chee October 11, 2018
Contract in office setting

A recent ruling clarifying California’s view on exceptions to the parol evidence rule serves as a reminder to fraudsters: don’t count on the rule to keep outside evidence contradicting a contract from entering the court room. READ MORE