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Contractual Choice of Law Doesn't Mean Connecticut Law Always Applies

Posted August 11, 2016

All lawyers should include basic provisions in contracts for their clients. One basic provision designates or chooses the state's law that applies. If your client has the bargaining power, and is located in Connecticut, well, you choose Connecticut.  But the language you use in your "choice of law" provision is critical.  Simply stating that, for example, "Connecticut law governs the interpretation and enforcement of this agreement" will not guarantee that Connecticut law applies to extra-contractual torts.

Lottery-Sharing Contracts and What To Do with the Millions

Posted January 13, 2016

The powerball jackpot is all the buzz.  Besides thinking - just a little - about what I'd do with the money, I am also thinking about contracts to share in the winnings.  You see, the alumni Facebook page for my college (Go Bonas!) has a feed where alumni purchase a ticket from their state and post it to the page, and agree to share the winnings.  One alumnus posted the terms of the "sharing" agreement:

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