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Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative

USA - February 21 2013 It is common for manufacturers and sellers of products to use independent sales representatives to generate sales. These arrangements can be "win…

Statute of Frauds defense fails based on course of dealing

USA - February 8 2013 The Statute of Frauds requires certain contracts to be evidenced by a writing to be enforceable. It is based on an English statute from the 17th…

Contract with one-sided termination enforced – not a perpetual contract

USA - June 22 2015 In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which the court declined to enforce what it considered to be a perpetual…

Unsigned Contract Still a Written Contract

USA - August 30 2018 Can an unsigned contract still be a contract? The answer is yes, for statute of limitations purposes, says the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. On this…

$1.26 billion judgment against PepsiCo shows importance of registered agent

USA - November 16 2009 The recent $1.26 billion dollar default judgment against PepsiCo imposed by a Wisconsin state court has cast a spotlight on an otherwise obscure provision in corporate statutes - the need for a registered agent.