Tuesday, December 18, 2007

K. - (Noun): A K. is a promise or set of promises for the breach of which teh law gives a remedy, or the performance of which a law in some way recognizes as a duty. (See Rest.2d of Contracts § 1)

What is the deal with the movie Oceans 13? The dude gets forced into signing a contract that gives away all of his casino revenue, and then his handsome friends do a lot of spy stuff to get it back. Two hour movie. It could have been a two minute movie if they had just hired me as a lawyer; cause, see -

Rest 2d. of Contracts,
§ 175: When Duress by Threat Makes a Contract Voidable
(1) If a party's manifestation of mutual assent is induced by improper threat by the other party that leveas the victim no reasonable alterantive, the contract is voidable by the victim.
(2) If a party's manifestation of assent is induced by one who is not a party to the transaction, the contract is voidable by the victim unless the other party to the transaction in good faith and w/out reason to know of the duress either gives value or relies materially on the transaction.

So, think it's fair to say we need a directors cut - two minutes long, consisting entirely of Columbia Law School Proferssor Chirelstein pwning all of the characters. I'd watch.


Russian Federation said...

world premiere on youtube?

Andy said...

I should get Clooney, Damon, Pitt et al plus professor Chirelstein together over break and we can film it in my basement.

Problem is I don't know any of those people.