Section Newsletter Articles on Contracts
Disposition of frozen embryos is governed by contract
Bench and Bar
, November 2013
The case of Szafranski v. Dunston has drawn nationwide attention as it not only addresses emerging, cutting-edge legal issues with respect to the use of reproductive technology, but it also has engendered emotionally-charged debate regarding fundamental questions concerning the creation of families and whether a person can change his or her mind about being a potential parent.
Implied-in-fact contract claims and motions to reconsider
Real Estate Law
, November 2013
In 1801 W. Irving, LLC v. Splitt Architects, Ltd., a plaintiff developer sued an architect for breach of an oral contract and for implied indemnity in connection with the construction of a condominium building.
Writing agreements clients can understand
Corporate Law Departments
, August 2012
When written well, contracts improve business relationships and control future problems. Here are three strategies for creating appealing, simple and easy-to-read agreements.
Beware and aware of those international treaties!
International and Immigration Law
, May 2011
Any attorney involved with an international transaction needs to be aware of treaties such as the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts and make a determination if he or she will accept or exclude their provisions.
Selected developments in ag law
, May 2011
Five interesting developments involving farmers' forward contracts, the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund, livestock and the Agricultural Exemption to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act.
Using e-mail to create a contract
Business and Securities Law
, August 2008
There are a lot of ways to create a contract. Not surprisingly, courts are now beginning to find that an exchange of e-mails can be sufficient.
Can a contract be enforced against a third-party beneficiary?
, April 2007
The Fourth District Appellate Court addressed the issue of whether a contractual claim for subrogation could be enforced against a passenger in an automobile whose medical bills were paid out of the driver’s medical pay insurance policy, in American Family Group v. Cleveland, 356 Ill.App.3d 945, 827 N.E.2d 490 (4th Dist. 2005).
Contracts-Did one exist?
Local Government Law
, April 2004
Plaintiff D.S.A. purchases accounts receivable from other companies at a discount. In November 2000, a representative from D.P. Staffing approached D.S.A. noting that D.P. Staffing had provided services to Provident Hospital, and as a result Provident owed D.P. Staffing more than $300,000.