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Whether contracting your kid to mow the lawn at home or executing a multi-million deal, you should probably read this blog post first for some important contract interpretation considerations.

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Ignorance of the terms in a personal guarantee agreement likely won’t save you from paying up under Michigan law.

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Breach of contract claims require plaintiffs to prove the contract existed, a breach occurred AND damage resulted, regardless who breached first.

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Paying the debts of another is complicated business, especially under Michigan’s version of the statute of frauds.

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Steer clear of inconsistent contract, tort and equitable theories in litigation to position your case for a successful and cost-effective outcome.

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When the enforceability of a contract turns on a party’s “good faith,” these are much more than just words.

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When it looks like a contract and reads like a contract, is it really a contract? Maybe not!

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Strategic advantage may be gained in contract disputes by deciding early whether to pursue arbitration.

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Michigan Supreme Court reaffirms longstanding rules of contract law in arbitration agreements.  

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Despite careful review, fraudulent inducements can jeopardize otherwise well-crafted contracts.

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When modifying a contract, best practice is to always detail changes in writing with appropriate approvals by all parties.

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Caution is advised when reviewing contracts electronically, because that click, reply or e-signature could legally bind you to the deal.

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Contracts should use plain English and your lawyer should too.

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Integration clauses cannot typically be used to defend against fraud in the inducement claims to invalidate a contract.

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Disclosure of the principal in a contract must occur to avoid agency liability.

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Fat finger alert: In today's tech driven environment, a simple email acknowledgement could confirm acceptance of dispute resolution terms.

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Include language in standard contracts to maximize the likelihood your company is paid in the event of a customer's financial distress or bankruptcy.

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