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Contracts

2020

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A Lottery Ticket Is An Express Written Contract And The General Assembly Waived Their Own Instrumentality From Sovereign Immunity!, Forrest F. Schrum Iv Jun 2020

A Lottery Ticket Is An Express Written Contract And The General Assembly Waived Their Own Instrumentality From Sovereign Immunity!, Forrest F. Schrum Iv

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The creation of an express written contract occurs every day. These are contracts documented on an instrument where two parties agree to performing certain actions or preventing a party from performing, and they allow these parties to be liable to the other if one were to breach the contract. For an express written contract, the right to sue for breach of contract is so vital that when the General Assembly created the Georgia Constitution, a clause was added that precludes Georgia and all entities/instrumentalities within, to use sovereign immunity to avoid litigation. If Georgia or the entities/instrumentalities of the state …


Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hanham V. Access Management Group L.P. Reestablishes Validity For Course Of Conduct Parol Contracts In Georgia, Elizabeth C. Selph Jun 2020

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Hanham V. Access Management Group L.P. Reestablishes Validity For Course Of Conduct Parol Contracts In Georgia, Elizabeth C. Selph

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Many laypeople recognize and revere the value of a written contract as an instrument legally binding, but they also believe such work to be solidified in its construction, unamendable without a rewriting of the agreement. Georgia courts, however, for over a century have allowed for contracts not governed by the statute of frauds to be amended through oral agreements or course of conduct. This principle was reaffirmed in Hanham v. Access Management Group L.P., a 2019 Georgia Supreme Court case where the court recognized that written contracts can be amended by course of conduct in the state of Georgia. …


Could The Rise Of Dockless Scooters Change Contract Law?, John Kendall Mar 2020

Could The Rise Of Dockless Scooters Change Contract Law?, John Kendall

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Dockless scooters have been revolutionizing the way individuals in highly populated towns and cities commute on a day-to-day basis across the country. Instead of riding the bus, individuals now have the option to pay money to ride scooters short distances and save themselves the hassle of riding on crowded buses. Among the many issues and questions this creates for lawyers and lawmakers, one particularly noteworthy issue is whether the electronic waivers and arbitration clauses scooter companies require riders to sign before operating the scooters can shield the scooter companies from liability when the unexpected occurs. Currently, the top dockless scooter …